Luckily, I already own my dream horse. I used to want a 6-8 year old, dark bay gelding, Morgan/QH/and or Arab, 15.2-16.2hh, all-around english horse. However... my horse jumped unexpectedly into my life and she is almost the opposite of what I thought I wanted.
15.1hh grade QH/Paint mare, 16 years old, western/english, chestnut. :roll: She's the perfect horse for me. My lifer.
She and I have learned a lot together and have progressed from basic w/t/c to schooling 2nd Level through lessons with my trainer. I'm able to keep her round and through while bareback in just a rope halter and we go on wild canter/gallop trail rides. We did stamina rides around the racetrack and she always comes back to me. She spooks less now that she trusts me as her leader. As a rider with many fears, she is one of the very few horses that I'm never worried about and can just hop on her all relaxed with no doubts in my mind. Anyways, I feel like I always fail at describing her, because I can never do her justice. She will never be my Grand Prix dressage mount, but I will always love her the most.
And so here's my "secret" dream horse:
A bright blood (redder than the horse pictured) bay Bask Afire arabian gelding to do upper level dressage with, plus jumping, trail riding, XC, endurance, and a slew of other things.