Wow awesome post's everyone! Really opened my eyes and made my resolve 200% stronger!! My hubby has been harping about buying a foal versus a 4-7 yr old, gist of it is, we can train it, it will be used to only us blablabla...yadayada..well you all get it lol. I'm no trainer, neither is my husband lol, and I don't want to pour buckets of cash into a foal,nor do I want to ruin him either. So yeah 4-7 yr olds here I come, ty all for your great posts !!