Bought my girl (Hague - Dutch Warmblood/Thoroughbred) in Aug 09 after break from horses for many years due to slipped discs (gardening!). She was aged 12 yrs. She only wanted to be with horses and not humans. She would hide from me in the field, didn't want to be caught and didn't like being touched (especially around her face), groomed, tacked up or ridden, snorted and spooked at everything and her eyes looked kind of defeated. My heart went out to her in her misery. I had her back etc checked and her Atlas was out - she must have had one mighty headache all the time. Had her teeth done, saddle fitter out, did ground work using dually and long line. I follow Monty Roberts work via Intelligent Hormanship (UK)demos - hope to one day afford a course. It has not been a quick fix, but she now meets me at the field gate when she sees me coming, stands like a rock when mounting, loves being groomed and fussed and having her face stroked and her eyes are now so kind and soft. Ridden work is improving all the time and I reward her by getting off her back when she does well. I am hoping to have one of Intelligent Hormanship RAs out sometime this year to show me join up. My cup runneth over and I love her to bits.