Just as a note: I am not selling Tango...not at this point, anyways. I simply want to keep my options open in case things don't work out between us, and besides, I've wanted a second trail horse for so long.
I think-I think-if I can find the right horse, dad might just agree. I'm completely spoiled, I know, but hey-that's what dads are for. I've been looking, and it is really hard to find a good one! Or maybe my standards are high. Well, anyways, if I do get a second one I'm not willing to settle for second-best. I've been dealing with second-best for a year now-if we're going to spend the money on a second horse for me, it has to be a really good one.
So if it's not too much trouble, I'd ask you guys to keep your eyes open for a horse in Southern Ontario, under these conditions: mare or gelding (I think that's obvious), a great trail horse (non-spooky, can ride out with either a group or alone<--this is a biggy, will lead, follow, or stay mid-pack), one who has good impulsion but isn't like Tango (who just wants to RUN! All the time), well-mannered and no vices (I think most people look for this in a horse) and physically, I really don't want one over 15 hands...Oh, and after all that, it's not like I'm only going to get one for a certain colour, but I really like pintos, so that would just be the icing on the cake. Of course, it really doesn't matter the colour or breed as long as I can find a good one. I'd say our price range is around $2000, more or less. My dad's not going to shell out $10,000 on a horse, no matter how spoiled I am.
I'm going to keep looking, but if any of you hear of anything, let me know. Thanks =)