Originally Posted by scubadreams
My favorite is horse 1 and my finance likes horse 2 for breeding and riding. I have to say thank you for all the comments that everyone is giving...it is very appreciated. I wanted to also let you know that I would be more of a backseat jumper right now rather than competitive. I'm going thru chemo and the loss of my stallion in Aug has made me sad and anxious. I thought having a horse would help me not dwell on everything that I have to go thru with my cancer.
Sorry about the story....
Why be sorry? Cancer is a horrid disease and it isn't your fault you were dealt the short straw. I myself have been there and know how important it is to have something else to focus on. Unless you have a huge amount of support, not sure a new horse is perfect for that. I know for me, I was in a constant state of exhaustion from the chemo.
Then there is the expense. Don't know your situation but... bills tend to pile up. The purchase price of a horse (even the expensive ones) tend to be the smallest part of the cost. Thoroughbreds as a rule (right off the track anyway) tend to have some rather large feed requirements. Some of them level off but some tend to always need MORE feed. Vet bills etc...
Whatever you decide, I am praying for a fast recovery and positive outcome from your treatments. I will pray that if a horse is in the cards for you, the right one becomes your obvious choice. Rescue is a great option too. Kudo's for that.