After one 'bad' horse, Odie, (who is now chilling in the pasture, but we have a prospective buyer. He came to us underweight and he's now a good weight and healthy! Yay), I finally have the perfect horse. Well, in my eyes, he's the perfect horse. His name is Diamond and he's a 12 year old chestnut arabian. He was trained English, but he can be ridden western and I plan on riding him in a western saddle until I get used to riding again and then possibly picking up English.
So far, he's great though. He's sweet and obviously very well trained! He's been very forgiving of me getting nervous and probably making some mistakes. However, he's hard for me to stop in the canter and will ignore me during the canter, but listens very well otherwise. I just need to work on being firmer, I guess (I am working with an instructor. He didn't take off or anything, just slowly cantered). But other than that, he's been a lot of fun. And I love just hanging with him on the ground. And he's so cute and sweet!
Here's some pictures!
PS: I know Odie's dirty, but he really is too much for me (which is why we're selling him) and he would not let me catch him to groom him. :\ I walked around after him and he ended up rearing and bucking in my direction and I just gave up on it that day because I really didn't want to deal with him. Also the farrier has been here since those pictures.