So to anyone who responded in my thread about looking for an OTTB in upstate NY, you guys demanded updates!
Well here is the news: I am officially horse searching! I have a green light to find, purchase, and work with my very own OTTB. A pony has been on the top of my Christmas list for over 13 years, so this is very welcome news at last.
I go back to school early January and will start looking with my trainer, so expect updates. Thanks to everyone who gave me advice on where to look!