Since riding a much more forward horse this last week, I've really started questioning whether I want a very slow, relaxed horse. I figure that if I do want to advance to higher levels some day, whether it be jumping or something else. (I really want to try dressage at one point) I think that there's a horse out there that might fit my wants a bit better compared to Major. He is super sweet, but he's incredibly lazy. Even if I decided to go with a different horse, I had a well-known Western trainer tell me to tell my instructor to call her if he's ever for sale.. so it's likely that he'd be going to a great home, plus everyone has said that Western Pleasure would likely be his strong suit.
So, with that being said, I've been browsing the atlantic classifieds daily.. just waiting for a horse who seems quite nice to pop up. The other day, a 5yo TB mare popped up. She's the perfect height and has already been to a couple schooling shows and is also listed as a possible dressage prospect. My only issue is conformation, as I'm not a good judge of it and wouldn't want to buy a horse with conformation that may lead to issues down the road.
The shots aren't that great (they're just from the ad) but if I end up e-mailing her about the horse, I'll likely get a bunch more.