So bizarre PaintGirl, I was reading this thread and saw your post, and I was agreeing, buying a horse that's pretty turning out to be a bad thing. And then you said "Clue" was the horse you got, but a gelding. I bought "Clue" (yup, that was her name too!), the MOST gorgeous QH mare I ever laid eyes on, I was IN LOVE with her! Turned out she thought she was in a rodeo about 90% of the time I tried to ride her, I had about 15 x-rays from her throwing me into the round pen panels. She rode perfect with a man, and most always tried to dump a woman rider. My guess is her previous owners doped her the two times I came to "try her out", she acted "bomb-proof" at their barn. I finally found her a good match, and sold her (a lot less than I paid btw).
This was about 14 years ago, memories of her kept me from riding for almost that long. Pretty is not a good reason to buy anything, but especially a horse. Keep looking OP, you will be happy that you did b/c you will find the right match eventually. Not to be cliché, but good things DO come to those who wait
Originally Posted by paintgirl96
It took me a long time to pick out my first horse. I had that gut feeling when I saw my first horse for the first time that I just had to have him. I've always told my friends to not rush into buying a horse just because it's pretty. I've done that, & she was one of the worst horses I had ever been around, altogether, to me anyway. We butted heads all the time, yet I still loved her. I just knew that Clue had to be mine when I first saw him. He met me at the gate when the horse I previously went to look at didn't even raise her head from grazing. He nudged & loved all over me. & he's became my best friend & I wouldn't dream of ever selling him. It might take a while, but taking your time really pays off in the end! Good luck to you :)