YAY!!! I've found my horse!!!
We got back at 12:30 last night and I have to go to work this morning, so pictures will have to wait.
Mr. Vernon Stamper at Overlook Farm showed me a sorrel mare that was absolutely perfect for me. Her name is Blossom and she is red, red, red.
(Not exactly the preferred color...and that's one reason I could afford her!) She's 10 and 14.3hh, broad (my saddle fit her! YAY!!!) and absolutely the sweetest horse! When I got on I had a mini-freeze because it is absolutely going to take me awhile till I get all my confidence back. She just stood there. She adjusted herself to me...and as I got braver, she got bolder (comparatively speaking LOL) She is SMOOTH. She has a really good whoa (which is really important to me) and when I got off, she followed me all over! ---a built in lead rope!! She ground ties. She has a white star on her forehead and one white sock on a hind leg...and she's beautiful. She's quiet, gentle and sane and a total confidence builder.
She's also still in Kentucky! We have to either go back and get her or arrange shipping. I looked at 6 horses, in 3 different locations...and she's perfect for me. She is the only horse Vernon showed me and she was the best of all six. Most important of all...I felt safe on her and I BEAMED!!! She's registered both as a KMSH and RMH. AND...Vernon said if I ever get to the place where I don't want her anymore, or can't ride her...or if something happens to her and she can't be ridden, then to contact him, because he would like to have her back as breeding stock. She's had some beautiful foals and carries lines he'd like to preserve.
I think Blossom and I are going to make a great team.