When I get back from my trips, after the middle of next month, I'll be doing the horse search hot & heavy-my ideal horse is small but well-proportioned, would be nice if it was gaited, I really like mares, & while I like odd-colored horses, bays can be beautiful, as can any other solid colored horse. I want the temperament, the beauty in my eyes will build as we become a team. I want to be able to ride out alone w/no backtalk, but good w/a group, also. I've had Arabs & part-arabs, love Morabs, & lots of others (LOL) & would like a horse between 600 & 900 pounds. I'm little & don't feel the need to feed a larger horse than what I need for a short daily ride. The ability to be barefoot is a must. If push comes to shove I would rather have a second horse than have to shoe one. Youngest age I would consider-5-,oldest-maybe 20. I would like to be able to go pick-up the horse myself so within 400 miles of Kingman, AZ would be ideal. Further away-would really have to be exceptional. Anybody know my perfect horse (pony)? Papers are not necessary.