And yes, I have done exactly that, and I have a horse I rescued and it can't be worked, it's ruined by all the horrific neglect it suffered. And I would do it again exactly the same way, today, knowing that. I go in hopeful and positive, but ready to accept that it may not all work out perfectly. All I am saying is realize, that it may come out less than ideal. So do it, but do it with commonsense, with the resources - including money(seen too many people rescue horses that don't have any more for vet care they need) - at hand for what may be a very sick horse needing a lot of expensive care. KNOW what you might be getting into, and go in prepared. Does this apply to CJ? I don't believe so, they are general comments.