I think there is any shame in buying a "made" or "push button" horse. So many people have this idea that doing everything yourself is the only way to go, and I don't understand that. Yes, its neat to say I did X, Y and Z, but it doesn't make you anymore or a horseman. Likewise I don't think any less of someone who opts to buy a "made" horse.
Personally, I'm done with riding other people's projects. After I got Skippy to where she is, that push button type, I realized I took more enjoyment in actually ENJOYING her then I did retraining her. It's nice to say "yeah, I did that", but it's nicer to have a partner that's on the same page as you that you can trust.
When I'm ready to buy my horse I'm going for a finished reiner, MAYBE a well broke horse who has all the move there but needs perfecting. I don't want anything that needs training. Will I take on a project again? Absolutely, but it always nice to have a horse that you can enjoy without worrying about X, Y and Z.
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