Now that's the thoughts that keep passing through my head when looking at older horses coming from the hands of others. I know there are plenty of wonderful horses out there, there's just a very small amount of horses for sale out here, most for sale are only green broke anyways or have been sitting in the pasture for years, I really don't want to deal with someone elses problem. I used to manage a dog rescue and I know all about other people's problems. I'd almost rather start off new to create the horse I want then to fight breaking old habits.
When I'm ready to buy one I'd also have been riding for a few years then, and I have no problems at all waiting, as impatient as I am to have one!
As far as the breed goes, it seems most people who dislike their personality have only been on them temporarily and not actually have owned one. From what I'm reading most have to and want to form a strong bond with you to be willing to work, which to those who havent gained it can be described as stubberness and such. Am I along the right lines with that idea? I also have read and heard a lot that they are so much more sensitive to the slightest pressure and cure compared to many other horses. A client of my trainer has one they trained that is exactly like that whose training quickly excelled the level her owner is at, but it's really something to see this horse adjust herself to take care of her owner, I keep thinking to myself that that's what I want in a horse.