There are certain realities I have to face as well, and I'm certainly not taking out a line of credit for my hobby, it's not going to happen.
*SIGH* it would be easier to change my riding style, and find a nice cow horse.
LOL, I know it often sounds like excuses, as it always does in a thread when the OP is seemingly not listening, but geographically we are in the middle of nowhere. The horse market remains stronger north of the Border here, then it is to the south, all the ones that have taken my eye in the way of TB, TBxDraft, etc etc, are $5000 for something that will typically jump, but needs more work on it's ground work, and it's not exactly a hotbed of dressage.
There is also the length of time I may want to ride, or compete, well we'll do the best with what we have