That's a shame Sophie, he looked like a nice type and with some good stretching work, lengthening from the wither to built up the base of his neck, he would have come up very nicely!
But you definitely don't want one that bolts and spins. Spighi did it to me a few weeks ago and it scared the bejebus out of me! Have thankfully found some coping methods and alterations in his diet have settled his nerves significantly.
Plenty more fish in the sea, especially in Germany you lucky sod!