I'm curious with your experience on their disposition. I've heard they vary like any horse breed but for the most part are calm and willing partner with "on" switch if they need to go.
I'm an extremely patient person would love to get one some day (the particular rescue I was looking at breaks them into walk/trot/canter before adopting out), but I just don't like high-strung/nervous/too "Forward" horses AT ALL. Which is why my original little girl dream of an OTTB has vanished.
There's just something about race horses... I don't like the race industry, but there's something majestic about horses that have been there.. to me anyways...