My Dad has helped me and supported me LOTS w/ these horses. It's time that I do something for him. He has always shown an interest in riding and wanting to own his own. So has my sister. I would like to buy them a pair of really nice beginner friendly trail horses that I can teach them both how to ride on. Should I go to a GOOD well organized/well known auction? Because I only want to spend about $1500 for the pair. What do you guys think I should do? Do you think I could find this at some adoption places? Give me some advice. Are all horses from auctions "bad"? I hear mixed feelings from people.