I've been so busy, too busy to post everything that's happened, but making up now...
Amber passed her PPE and got some nice comments from the vet! A couple of days later when I got paid, the check was wrote and she was mine!
I was planning on moving her to a different barn, various reasons, nothing really bad, and it worked out well because the BO had some new horses coming in and needed the space.
On the day I moved her, January 1st, I discovered two things I didn't know about her. One, she is a registered QH, and also that she is not 8, but 6. Turning 7 next month.
The move went very smooth. She loads like an angel, no trailer drama at all. She hopped right off and settled down in her new stall like she had been there all her life.
I went out to check on her yesterday, and she had settled in just fine. Apparently ran through a fence though when a draft mare in the herd cornered her, but thankfully it was a non-electrified rope gate, and the BO was there supervising. Amber was just fine, and didn't seem phased. She's not a confrontational horse, so she was doing well with the new horses.
I groomed her and lead her around the property for a minute, letting her sniff and look at potentially 'scary' things. She almost had a meltdown when she saw the barn's goat. I'm pretty sure she's never seen one, and he was making a lot of noise at the time. But she will get used to him with time.
I decided to hop on and sit on her bareback and chat with a couple of the other riders/boarders out there. I'm waiting on a bit I ordered for her to arrive, so I just grabbed my helmet and got on her with her halter. Graciously the girls who were out there lead me around on her for a minute just to insure she was chill with everything before I took total control, and she was just fine, despite howling wind, weird weather, rustling trees and shiny blue garland waving in the wind a few feet away. I'm quite proud of her...what a good head she's got on her.
All in all, I am so, so happy I bought her. I just love her to bits.