I've had horses my whole life, been riding off and on and need more riding lessons (which I'm getting soon) becuase I'm a nervous WRECK trying to canter and fairly nervous at a trot (been in a couple of horse related accidents with one real stubborn turd of a horse). I had a couple of horses who I loved more than anything but who were older and not broke and way to much for me to handle so I sold them to more qualified people (selling my gelding I regret more than anything). Then I set out looking for what I needed, a well broke gelding. I found just that, I went to look at him, he was PERFECT 15.3 hands, cremello, registered, rode beautifully through all his gaits, very push button type, needless to say I spent all my savings on him and brought him home, where things started to turn a little sour, see his first owner was his only owner, he was born on that farm and raised and trained by him, he was on older guy with LOADS of experience, so when I got him home, he decided he didn't like me. And he refused to move no matter what I did. And he didn't like my dad either, my dad got him to move but then he humped up. He did however like my grandpa (probably reminded him of his first owner) so I tried to make it work, and I never got anywhere with him so I sold him and started on my search again. And I made an executive decision. I forgot about training level, age, gender, breed, size, color, etc. and only looked at horses based on personality. I looked at at least 8 horses, pretty ones, ugly ones, trained ones, untrained, qh, Arabs, paints, a mustang and finally found my mare. She's a 2 and half year old qh filly, cute as can be and our personalities instantly clicked. She had not had any training, so we brought her home (after about 45 minutes trying to load her in the trailer) and started training, I've had her a few weeks and we're making progress, started on lunging now (she wasn't halter broke when I got her) and I love her SO much. Even though I thought I needed a dead broke gelding, she's actually what I needed. She's totally sparked my interest in horses again and I'm learning so much with her. So maybe I didn't do things how everyone else would but I'm glad I picked her. And as for dream horses; black mustang with a white blaze and blue eyes, chocolate Rocky Mountain horse, and a tabiano gypsy vanner any color but black. There's a mustang adoption 2 hours from me this summer so depending on where June (my mare) is with her training I may adopt one. I'm moving to a farm and my goal is to have 4 horses, my mare and one of each of the 3 breeds I said. But most importantly a mustang because they hold a special place in my heart. And also I'm one of those weird people who prefers mares.