Zexious, thank you! :)
I would be using the baby as a pleasure trail riding horse. I don't show, never been interested, but I love exploring the trails around the barn! I also watch videos on youtube of people doing cool things with their horses, like having them pull sleds in the winter or riding bareback and bridleless (I do that with Destiny) or just doing things that clearly show the horse is very laid-back, like dragging tarps over them or going through the drive-through at a fast-food place (don't worry, I wouldn't be doing that one, lol). I'd love to have a horse that I could do things like that with -- just unique, unusual things like that. :P
TessaMay, to me, she is breeding quality. And apparently (as I have been told, anyway) a crossbred foal from her would be worth about $5000; a purebred, $20,000. That's from others' perspectives...to me, obviously, her foal would be worth much more. And don't get me wrong, I wouldn't breed her if her allergies were really bad and she couldn't handle it! But I'm sure people have bred horses with worse. Some people breed just to breed...at least I examine every perspective and have a perfectly sound horse with good conformation (don't quote me on that, as I am not an expert at conformation; but I have been told by many that she has good conformation by many knowledged horse people) and am looking for a sire that could complement her conformation. :P
And, well, we have a baby (well, she's not a baby anymore...she's 3, but I've known her since she was a weanling). So I know they aren't easy! But I have handled her (not training though, I've never worked with her and she's not broke to ride yet -- she's going for training soon) and I'd have help with my own foal. I know what I'm doing at least, I'm just a tad inexperienced. :P
Also...I get the whole college thing. I still have no idea what I'm going to be doing, I don't know what I want to do. I don't have a "dteam job". My dream is only one thing -- to ride, to have horses, to train my own foal and know it from the day it's born. Okay, that's 4 things, but they're all related. :P And I will do whatever I have to do to make that dream reality. When I go to college, I'll be going somewhere near my home and staying at home. I currently am working at the barn in exchange for free board. I know that, whatever happens, I'll always have Destiny - I could never sell her. And if she had a foal, I'd feel the same way about her foal, too.