I'm not going to get in on this argument as I am young and in college I might add, I'll admit it, I'm not afraid to admit my faults, but even I am having trouble and still am dependent on my parents and my job at this point. The point is, I agree with trainerunlimited, we should be explaining this stuff. Not bashing. Plus, we have no idea what kind of background her or her parents have with horses. Just what she gives us and I did go back and read her other thread so I am aware of what is being said, but I'm not here to bash.
I just did a calculation of how much I will be spending on just my mare's pregnancy. (just feeding alone for pregnancy is about $2,213.43 minimal with grain, hay, and mare suppliment). OP, do you think you can afford this kind of care? There isn't a way around this kind of money being spent. This price that I calculated doesn't count her with the foal. It's almost impossible to tell how much you are spending during her lactation till she's had the foal. This is 11 months btw for the calculations.
Again, I'm not in on the arguments/bashing just giving you an idea of what you could be spending and that was just pregancy. It'll cost more once the foal is born.