Hmm, I hadn't thought about that.
I used to work at a ranch that dealt with handicapped kids... Generally speaking, we liked using the shorter, stocky horses, that way, if the kid somehow fell (near impossible with 3 helpers to each horse!) it wouldn't be a far fall and/or the helpers would have a better chance of catching the kid.
Also, trying to load up a child with disabilities is hard on a good day, with a child that is fairly cognitive... Denny is 16.2hh... Not exactly ideal.
Of course it is a good idea, and I will contact a few people around the area that are involved in therapeutic riding.
*sigh* this is all very daunting...
Regarding keeping him while owning a friesian foal... if I could, I would. That would be ideal. BUT - what if they both get hurt at the same time? Double vet bills? I would rather afford one really well and not worry at all...
The other BIG MASSIVE bonus is general horse care. I LOVE (and its going to sound selfish) but I LOVE going to the barn knowing that alllll my time is going to be spent on Cobalt. It's actually a lot less stress to know that when I go there I can spend my attention, time and effort only on him. Going to be a lot nicer for showing as well, just one horse, one focus, one set of entry fees etc etc.
I honestly really enjoyed owning multiple horses at once but I really got a whole new appreciation with just the one and I would never go back to owning more than one.