I feel like I have been hearing a lot of "he/she wasn't really what I was looking for but we had a magical connection" type stories lately and I've always wondered how that worked out for them.
My mare (first horse) is. Basically I was looking for a QH but arab would be a nice second choice. I always liked shorter horses so 14.2-15hh would be great thank you, and I wanted something that would be a smig-bit of a project -- something that I could finish but I wasn't interested in eating dirt.
Oh and I am a sucker for grey mares
What I got was an about-to-turn-eight 14.2 hand grey quarab mare who had oodles of pro training, but never finished and her previous owner let it slide. She was everything short of a magical unicorn a little above my nickel and dime budget and a LONG wait but oh-so-worth it.
So was your first horse (or any horse you purchased) what you were looking for?