After the Buddy debacle, I think I'll steer clear of anything young. I've decided I need a stress free and fun horse. Something I can hop on and ride. Something that won't turn into a train wreck if it doesn't get rode 7 days a week. Part of me wants an old rope horse I can putter around on and when I'm ready, move back into the heading box. Part of me wants something I can show the local circuits with. I really don't care about breeds, other than some feelings of nostalgia for the Arabians I used to show. Ultimately, I think for the summer I may look into finding a lease horse. Then save my dollars and purchase something later once I figure out what I want.
It feels like it's been ages since I've had a low maintenance horse - oh wait - it has been! (About five years since I sold my steady eddie rope horse.)