Fingers crossed please. We finally found a sane horse for my daughter for 4-H. We wanted a paint gelding over 15 hh, bred for pleasure. We got a QH mare, 14.3hh, totally cow bred, been barrel raced. And we love her. She's got this amazing slow gear and in her lesson yesterday my daughter had her in this beautiful, collected jog (a true jog, too). Of all the horses we've looked at, she has the most sound mind and body. She does have a fear of hoses around her feet, and the rope around her ear. We do the Clinton Anderson ground work, so we have some tools to work through both of those, but her reaction isn't too bad, and she moves away from people, then stands there.
We've had several weeks of lessons on her since she's local, so we've got a really good feel for her. I have one of the happiest 10 year olds in the world right now!