Thanks for your answer, with all respect I wonder why you stopped your quote without the following 6 words:
He is a monster, and to be honest, I'm afraid of him! But it's really only his size,
The OP was thinking of daily vet bills when she stated she could not afford that. She did not choose the least costly place to board.
I can't afford hefty vet bills to get a vet out there everyday...
2) I've been told not all the other horses being boarded there are friendly towards people (like this horse I've adopted apparently is, he's a real sweetie!) - so how do I go into a pasture with 15 strange horses safely,
Your first post did not contain advice to sell:
If your new boy needs medical care daily and you are not able to do it then you need to find someone who is able to do it for you. Ask the barn if they have an option for you to pay for this service.
it is the lowest cost, closest boarding facility I could find- there were cheaper further away, and closer but too much to pricey facilities.
I will go out there this saturday, see how his feet are doing, see if I can find any trouble spots/abscesses, and try to make some arrangement with the facility owner for daily feet soakings. He should be fine, as he stood beautifully for the trimmer.
I am so nervous about going out with the other horses, but I have no choice but to buck up and put on my brave-face! How hard can it be....?
This is from one of the first posts advising her to sell him.
I do not agree with you buying a rescue as a first horse
The word rescue has some significance to me, as I believed I had 'rescued' 2 horses at various times because I got them a day or 2 before being sent to the Sugarcreek auction. Then I came to this forum and found that a true rescue is much different, like when the humane society has to step in or the horse will die. A poster here did not like the word rescue being applied unless a horse was in deplorable conditions. I considered this and have to agree I only helped these horses, one to find a good home with someone else, and one is staying with me. I think the horse here is being helped in the same way I did.
I hope the OP comes back to this thread, and if she is looking for a reason to sell him then she will find it here, and if she is looking for a reason to keep him (at least for a while) then she can find it here, also.
I do not wish to be argumentative; however, would not like for the last post in this thread for others to see say that this horse is a monster.