Originally Posted by Shoebox
The overlap of horses until the time his gelding retires would make a great buffer for getting Levi ready for trails more... ;)
But in all seriousness, I do understand. It's too bad, but I'm hoping I can find another buyer who isn't from craigslist. (And no offense meant to anyone who buys horses from craigslist... But I know there are some unsavory characters who browse there).
Have you considered selling/donating him to a therapeutic riding center? Even if he doesn't have a ton of miles, conformation and personality are two of the biggest factors, at least when I evaluate a horse (that is my main job, training horses for our therapeutic riding program). I actually choose horses I can mold to my liking versus one I have to "undo" stuff on :) Not that he would be able to be used right away, but there are lots of centers willing to put miles on good-minded horses! My last craigslist find was a 17.2 Irish Draught Gelding, not started. Picked him up for free, and I'm training him to do exactly what we need. His build and personality made training a breeze. And there is no short of love or appreciation for the animals in all of the therapeutic riding programs I've been to :) They are usually extremely well cared for! And open visiting rights might also be something you can work out.