Hello everyone. I am new to the forum and thought I would say hello and tell you why I joined. I have had horses since I have been 4 yrs old (mostly stallions as crazy as it sounds). I am 50 yrs old now and I was sure when my dream horse passed away I would be done with horses. Well my old boy passed away in march after sharing adventures with me for 25 years, No one was more surprised than I was when I realized I couldn't close the horse chapter of my life. No horse could ever replace my old boy but I haven't been able to ride for about 5-6 years (he had a medical condition) and I find I am missing it terribly. I have decided to get another horse, this time a quiet well trained gelding, and I came to the forum to learn and get advice, heck even tack has changed considerably since I last looked. I feel like I am beginning all over again and I am soooo nervous about shopping for a horse. I am going to look at several horses at a ranch next weekend and hopefully I will find my next companion there. I don't even know what I am looking for exacly I just hope that somehow I will know it when I find it.