Lucky - I used to live in MN. The sun just doesn't compare. As hot as it can get up there, FL summers can be pretty brutal.
Well, my trainer had a nice, long convo with the owner today. She said the woman was very nice & seemed very honest, but she's pretty sure the horse isn't what I'm looking for. The owner says he has very sensitive skin, they have to keep him slathered in sunscreen & he wears a flymask + sheet almost constantly. I'm not in a position right now where I'd be able to go out to the barn every day, & I'd rather not have to rely on someone else to make sure he's completely sun-proof every day.
Also, the horse apparently is very sensitive & spooky when he's introduced to any new situations. Right now, apparently going through water is his least favourite thing...not good for an eventer! He's only been under saddle for a year & a half, so obviously these are things that can probably be overcome with time, but unfortunately he just doesn't seem to be the horse for me right now. I'm sad, cos I really was quite excited about him!