First off I'd like to say hi to everyone as this is my first thread. Now, onto my problem. I have an elderly (23) mare that I've had for about two years now and love to death, she's my best friend and has helped me overcome so much, but she is very limited in what she can do. No jumping (my original goal), and no trail riding (at least enjoyable rides, she's very barn sour and when I just want to hack out fighting her all the way back to the barn is not fun). What I really want to do is competitive trail riding, and I don't feel safe/comfortable doing that one her. In the arena she's a dream, super comfortable and quiet, turns on a dime, and she is a total lovebug. However, there are tons of inexpensive horses in my area who are all that and can do what I want to do, and then some. So, my dilemma is, what should I do? Should I keep my mare and love her for who she is, or find her a great home and move on to something else? I've been so confused and torn up over thinking about this.