I'm beyond thrilled. My SO just agreed to let me go horse shopping for a second horse... for him. But I am a bit stuck on how to do this. Why? I always buy project horses. Horses with some kind of problem that I am capable of fixing but are otherwise suitable for my own needs. This means usually these are green horses or spoiled bratty horses that have been sitting in someone's back pasture for a few years. Clearly can not do this with my BF. That would be silly and stupid. My SO's requirement list: - He'd like a paint or something that doesn't look like an "Amish cart horse" - I honestly don't care about the colour, he might but if it came down to price on colour, he'd buy the plain bay. - He's 6'2" with a lean body type and long legs, going to need something stockier - He wants to work cattle and sheep with said horse - mainly the horse can't have a meltdown when it meets either - He hasn't really ridden much because my horse isn't exactly safe Whatever we buy, I have to like it too because I'm willing to bet he'll ride maybe once a week on weekends and the rest of the time, its my responsibility. Plus side, my gelding won't be an only horse. What should I look for? I'm thinking ex-kids horse, QH gelding, 15hh and 10-12 years old. Before he said he wanted to ride the horse, I was looking at STBs but I don't think that is a good idea if he wants to ride. He can not ride my gelding who is quiet, and good with livestock but he's very athletic and anxious easily and my BF will not have the confidence or muscle memory to ride him.