Yes I am planning on mostly pleasure/trail riding I may do a show here or there but it would only be for the enjoyment of it. I am not looking for a major show winner im not in the least bit competitive.
If I were you I would look for a horse who is a bit older than her with some trail experience that is built less like a halter horse. You might still end up paying $1500-$2000 but it will be for a reliable trail mount with hours on him. Not too mention probably built more for what you are planning to do. I would look for something with foundation or cowhorse bloodlines. They would be more sure footed and sturdy. Just my 2 cents.