I'm the one that used to re-school Widowmakers and find them good trail riding homes.
That means, if I were looking, I can find a plethora of needy horses to bring home, in my own county. My only concerns would be conformation and health issues that would go beyond needing some groceries.
The more restrictive the needs of the Buyer are, most likely the further the search will have to be extended
Three of my four horses were purchased within 45 miles of home. The fourth horse was 92 miles away but, I was very well acquainted with the Seller who did a stellar job of conning me into buying the horse