I want my first horse to be a project for me, but not more than I can handle. I did find a lovely paint/QH mare who tolerated being saddled and had been sat on bareback, though I don't think her experience extended beyond that. Also, she was 10 years old. Not young enough to start serious under saddle work? I don't know.
I'm not looking to show extensively. I just want something sweet and solid that I can take on trails, and her temperament certainly seemed like what I was seeking out. However, I would adore some opinions from people who know more than me about this sort of thing. Do you think a green broke horse would be a suitable first-time ownership project?