I know what you mean. When I was looking for a horse to buy, I was doing a trial week with a sale horse. I went up to ride him during my trial period. During that week, a summer horse camp was going on. They were planning on playing horse games. To my complete surprise, they were going to use Timmy (the sale horse).
I kinda freaked out. I acting nonchalantly, but I REALLY didn't want these kids riding him. Especially since they are inexperienced and he is a baby with hardly any skills. He would have bucked those kids off in a second, just because he wouldn't understand all of the fast paced movements and games in the arena.
I knew right then and there that I had to buy him and he was mine. Now, Timmy is my horse and I'm very happy about that. Only I get to ride and it's awesome, seeing all of the progress.
I hope everything works out for you. Good luck hun.