My daughter has taken lessons (Western) for over a year. The horse she orginally took lessons on got hurt so they changed her over to another horse--Debbie. Well, Debbie's owner went through some personal misfortunes, and she couldn't afford to keep her anymore so they offerd to give her to us as they knew we would give her a good home and take care of her. She is 23 and a quarter horse and very, very sweet!
She is currently at the stables where she has been for over 15 years and I hope to keep her there as long as I can.
I look forward to hearing any advice you have for me!