xD Not really, my parents were just in the horse breeding buissness for many years and bred famous show horses so I have owned and ridden a lot of great horses. My last horse I owned who was a show horse was Lucky Memory who I got for my sweet 16. I had the option to have a horse or a car. My mom sold her Firebird and got me lucky with the money then surprised me (after a long extensive search and riding him and saying he was my dream horse and she said we couldn't afford him.) We drove to my training stables and there he was all decked out with a halter that had his name engraved on it and a new blanket that had my name written on it. A fancy red ribbon around his neck and I was in tears. Best animal friend I ever had, his passing was so hard it took me two years to get over it and even writing this now still makes me cry. I figure he loved me so much I owe it to another horse who really needs love to share that again. Since my current dream show horse is priced at over $500,000 (and worth every penny, he's a 2 time world champion now) than I can save up some money for something in the reasonable price range of $30-$50 grand and love a rescue horse who can some day be the pasture pal of my show horses. Rescue horses are normally fairly low in price. The one i really wanted was only about $5,000 which my parents said they would help pay for, we would go half on her and she as beautiful and show ready. I was going to have her be a hunt seat horse but I checked with the rescue and she's gone. I have never been so heartbroken, she was my perfect horse. A fancy classy girly girl of a TB rescued from slaughter and turned from this near dead animal to a brilliant and beautiful vibrant creature. Now I am sort of stalking the site again because they have a GORGEOUS Quarter Horse they rescued named Shooter who looks like he may have been a dressage horse. Once he goes up for adoption you can bet i'll be going to Ohio to visit him and see if he's my ride xD
I have never been a big fan of QH because I grew up showing Arabian's and Saddelbreeds and big fancy English horses but no matter what breed of horse he is you can't deny he's just a breathtaking animal to the core. If I get him again...he's going to be a hunt seat horse. He can set his head beautifully and they are looking for his papers right now so squeeeee.
And he has such a cute head.