When I started looking, I knew I wanted something young that I could start from the ground up. I did not want a few things though, no Paints, and no chestnuts. I honestly wanted a solid bay TB. When I found Rodeo's brothers photo I was interested, emailed the owner/breeder and began chatting. Soon after she told me she was selling his full brother as well, who was a year younger. I asked for the pics and was done looking LOL.
Not sure if many of you remember, but he was hideous! I actually posted on here asking for opinions on buying him and was given several opinions, 99% of them being NOT to buy him and to pass as he had several conformation issues he just wouldnt outgrow. As usual, I did what I want and bought him. Best decision Ive ever made!
When I bought my daughter's horse Ace, I pretty much got tired of looking online, went out, hopped on him, and loaded him up and took him home. My daughter loved him from the second she saw him, of course he wouldnt get on the trailer, so he remains in WV.
Squishy I let my daughter pick out, she thought he looked like a unicorn lol, has worked out great overall!
Bella, I actually wasnt planning on buying, a group of broodmares came up for sale, I went to look at a short, stocky chestnut overo, and came home with Bella.
I have found going with your gut, for me, has worked far better than going with my head!