All that being said, once you get your perfect (or nearly perfect) horse, it's well worth the extra time and/or effort. In fact, because of some of the complications I had with sellers, I kept looking and found something even better! I actually like him even better than the horse I was going to buy from my old trainer and I'd known him for 5 years. No doubt I would've been happy with him as well, but I feel like Sock and I were destined to be together. I hope this horse is the same for you! Let us know how things go!