Thanks! My mom also had a big part in the decision making too. Even though I am 27 and can speak for myself, she has always matched me up wonderfully with my horses in the past. She just has an eye for a good horse. When I was young I remember looking at tons of horses, and falling in love with tons, but she always knew right from the start if they were the one. I guess her mother instinct kicks in.yay! I was going to suggest the mare for you since you cannot spend as much time with her but scrolling down, you already chose her. Very happy for you. Can't wait to see pics. I'm pulling for you to be able to buy her...she sounds like a great animal.
Another thing with Bootz is, he is still a baby and 2 months fresh from a pasture rest to grow up more. Since he is so huge and hasnt quite figured out his footwork yet, he will stumble once in awhile. I have heard too many stories throughout my barn of horses falling down on top of the rider which can cause some serious injuries. Even though any horse at any age can lose their balance, a baby in a gigantic body may be a little more at risk.
Now to convince DH to buy me Mimi. JK!