So if you've ventured down into the Pictures section, you'll see that the situation with the Paint gelding didn't work out. I'm a pretty stubborn girl, so I've kept looking and making phone calls. This woman is willing to lease me her gelding (not lease to buy, just lease) but I can take him off-farm. It's affordable, and she will give me all of his goodies (tack, blanket, etc). He's still green, but nowhere near as green as Spree, and he's a gentleman on the ground. Whew. He better be, the dude's 16.3hh! He's very quiet and sweet. I know he needs groceries; she's been working hard at putting weight on him, as he came from an abusive situation. What do you all think?