3 days ago I brought home a Missouri Fox-Trotter for my wife. She absolutely loves him. He is dead broke, and takes care of his riders. He can go as slow as you need, and yet can kick up the speed to keep pace with the faster mounts in our group. He was exactly the type of mount I was hoping to find for my bride.
For the time being, I have use of a TWH, so I can shelve my Arab or gaited dilemma for a while.