So, the deal fell through with the mare I wanted to get as a buddy for Cinder. It's frustrating to say the least. There is a second horse I looked at, and may go back and look at again now.
It's lead me to look more into a second riding horse. Potentially more trained, since I have a lot of work to do with Cinder yet.
She's a bit more $$ (ok a lot more), but is registered APHA, rides Western and English, has Halter points. She's 12 years old, never bred, I have some pictures though they are a old and not very good for critique and she's since put on some weight. They're getting more for me. I'm going to go check her out some more and ride her.
Pros: She's versatile. She's younger than what I've been looking at so that's a good thing, I'll have her longer.
Cons: She's more $$.