Here is how I met Bella:
2 years ago in July, I moved to a different yard, and made a very good friend. She told me about a grey mare she used to loan, and how she had to give her back to her owner, due to my friend falling off her so much. I was told that the mare was now just being used as a field ornament, and the field just happened to be right opposite our yard. With her owners permission, I brought her in one day, and brushed her, and rode her the next day. She hadnt been ridden in a year, but she was so good out hacking, even though the day after she bucked me off.
I began riding her for her owner, I took her to local training days.. we began doing dressage, and jumping, but she continued to buck me off seeing as on some days she just decided she didnt want to work.. but i loved her anyway.
I then began to loan her, she came to my yard, I never saw her so happy, she being spoiled, and she loved it. Eventually, I bought her.
I have owned Bella a year this march, and despite being told id never get anywhere with her, after a lot of hard work and determination, she stopped bucking.. finally i was getting somewhere. She was still lazy, and it got on my nerves.. but i was proud of our proggress.
I then decided to give her bit of a career change, hunting. She was so good, she loved it. She was in front all day, not one buck.. just no breaks! I had finally found what she loved to do and what she was made to do.. until a few months ago, Bella started forgetting where she was.. she would go in to the field everyday, but this time she didnt know where she was. I would walk in the stable, she would be laying there, just not knowing where she was. The vets never found out what was wrong with her, but they think it was just a virus, they decided it was dangerous for me to ride her for a while so i stopped doing so. She has not had a bad turn since, you could swear it never happened.. she is now enjoying field time and relax time with my other horses, she is boss and she knows it. She is also now possibly expecting a foal, and will be brought back into work when shes ready afterwards... she is in her forever home and wont be passed around or ditched ever again.