I think it's ok to be picky, but your price range and pickyness don't match. for 1,500 you won't find that many trained registered mares, unless they have a problem and the owner wants them gone. I wanted a registered filly, either QH or paint with good bloodlines. I ended up with a colt with no real clue to his actual breed. I wouldn't trade him though, helps he was also free though. Point being you don't always end up with what you start looking for. So you need to be willing to pay the money or take quite awhile to find it. I found exactly what I wanted while looking for my dog, down to sex, eye color, and coat color. He wasn't cheap either.