Well, I trust you will be a great ambassador for the breed, Dave.
I know it is early, but who knows, you may find something at the sale(you said you were coming up to Tattersalls). Not a replacement, of course, but your next.
If not there, you might want to look at SBR. There are a few who have spent so long in front of Amish buggies, that they really don't know much else.
Rudy is one of those. I am almost certain I know this horse's identity, but need to work up an expendable fund for a DNA kit to donate. I LOVE this horse. I think his sire is my old gelding. He is about the age of one of my gelding's foals and his markings match the records. http://saddlebredrescue.blogspot.com...-new-spin.html
I hope you are doing alright after your loss Dave. At least he got a chance to be a part of a real family before he passed.