So after much pondering, I love my arab, even if she is a little small, she's not going any where any time soon. The foal that she (hopefully) will have in the spring will be her perfect replacement as she gets older.
Pickles is a great little horse(3 years old) that I am starting under saddle asap. She is quiet, learns quick and is a total dream to handle. Submissive, rarely if ever challenges anything. Great size, decently well bred, pretty good conformation. In short, the dream of many. Its nice to be working with a willing horse, if slightly boring. I can see her being a great beginners mount. She is a character.
So where is the predicament you ask? My BO wanted a project, and at my 'hinting' bought a little aqha mare. Well, I like her. A lot. Which is funny, because as a rule I dislike QH's, my experiences with them in the past has involved being bucked off, reared off, kicked, run over and bitten, and the ones who weren't evil or insane were boring. I know, I know, its a huge breed, don't judge it by a few individuals... Any how, we get along great, she fits the riding I do(ok, not the perfect endurance horse, but we'd have fun) is the size I like, and the perfect attitude. She also has the biggest heart and best work ethic I've seen. You can ride her for miles, come back exhausted, and she is still asking to go work more. Doesn't know the meaning of quit. She's a bit of a challenge personality wise, which I love. I don't "click" often with a horse. I like pretty much all horses, some of them a lot, but there are very few I feel instantly comfortable on, and that I would be sad to see go, and this is one of them.
Why is this an issue? Because its her or pickles, I can't have both. By BO bought her as a project, and she will be for sale in the spring. I love them both.