Bunny, I mentioned this to my wife who went to DreamHorse and looked it up, just for fun. She set search parameters to Ohio, "husband safe" (under skill), 8 to 15 years old, $2500 max, temperment 5 (out of 10) max. As a reference, that's about what we used for my search except for area searched.
She found 9 horses in Ohio that meet those requirements. She thought "Chet" might be a good fit. One of his skills is "trail riding recreational."
You can also do a search within a distance of a zip code if you live near the edge of the state--or if the state is a bigger area than you want to travel around looking for a horse.
Good horses are out there, Bunny. And you really don't have to break the bank to get one. Good Luck! Please keep us posted and, once you've got the Husband a horse, fill us in on your trail riding experiences!