This horse was never ever caressed by a human being. She knew nothing but being hit. During many days I had to get her used to myself around. She was so scared that she only let me touch her days later. Finally Nikita learned to trust.
She became one of my best teachers. But there were other challenges, too. It took months to rasp her hooves, no blacksmith was able to.
Nowadays Nikita is a wonderful riding horse and my best friend. She needs a strong leader because she tends to feel insecure. But that will change over time.
I will never be able to sell Nikita though we already got quite a few decent offers. She is and will always be a very true and grateful soul. She will be happy here on Heaven's Gate for the rest of her life.