And I have also heard they make fun and honest trail horses.
Heresay does not make it fact. ANY horse with the right training can be a very good trail mount.
You want a good quality purse, yet you're paying mint for one that isn't likely to hold up with how it is used.
Don't spend that much on ONE horse.. that's ridiculous for trails. I guarantee you're going to spend more just caring for his basic needs.
There is a lot nicer out there for a much fairer price.