I found her on Craigs List. I find that is a great way to buy a horse albeit risky. We have horses come both in and out of our barn as we discover things we do or don't want to deal with. She was inexpensive because she had problems with her gaits and wasn't a show horse. We bought her anyway feeling we could work on her and sure enough she's proven us right! Because of their kind hearts and gentle nature, they are willing and eager to learn when you build trust. I'm not saying she never tries to get away with anything. She does but as I correct her and even with a firm voice or hard work correction she responds very quickly. As an example, she was pushy with her nose. She was trying to play with me and rub me. Even though it was cute, it at times was annoying so after a few days I made the decision to not let her do it. I mildly but strong enough to feel it began just popping her on the cheek when she pushed me and it only took a few times for her to not do it anymore. I do highly recommend this breed if you want a gentle natured horse that is eager to learn.