I have just gotten my first horse in 10 years. She was part of a package deal with an older quarter horse mare that is perfect for the stables. Megan is a 14 yr old Morgan mare and is supposedly trained for Western, English, Dressage, jumping etc. She has been abused, becasue she is very headshay and hard to catch. If you corner her, she turns and acts like she will charge(she doesn't but she can sure give a mean look!)you can see where at some point her halter had grown into her face or at least been tight enough to rub her raw everywhere it touched, because she has white hair all along the halter. I have ridden her and she is very responsive, but obviously hasn't been ridden for a couple years. I just rode her up and down the trails, nothing fancy. The farrier went to shoe her and she really started acting up when he started hammering (cleaning and trimming was ok) so he put her in the stocks and before he could snug the top restraint, she reared and got a nice deep bruise right behind her withers, so it will be a while before I can ride her again. We turned her out in the pasture and after a few days, she would actually come to me for a treat and a pat. I tried lunging her on a lead line and she responds to voice commands, so she has had some good training at some point. She will just be a plaesure horse, no showing or anything, so I have plenty of time to work with her. I am excited cuz she is the first horse I have owned since I sold my stable in 97. I have been working with other people's since then (along with a few camels, zebras and such) Here are a couple pics I took when we went to look at them before we brought them to the stable. Oh yeah, she was majorly hard to load and does not like to go into stalls or any small space. Poor baby has obviously had some hard knocks! These pics don't do her justice, mud and all. She is in the pasture across the road from the stables and she will run up and down the fence when she sees the other mare she was with, and the customers are always saying what a beautiful black "stallion" we have there!