The best thing is most of the horses I do see for sale have videos... which is cool!
And of course I want a sound horse, but I realize for one what may not be sound for showing every weekend at the top levels could stay sound for what I need... and two if my perfect horse requires some minor maintenance it wont be a deal breaker.
I just want something that I can hop on and have some fun learning and riding again. That horse will be worth its weight in gold to me.
I've started horses, and put lots of miles on horses, but my lessons always focused more on training and less on how I was riding. I learned there is only so much I can learn riding green horses with no pedigree all the time... I feel I need something of better quality both in breeding and training in order to advance... I hope I am right!
...and then after riding that horse for a few years I'm sure I'll be saying the same thing... I really need a better quality horse in breeding and training in order to advance... then it will be stepping up to the 20k + horses... Geeze lol