I recently got a horse who is currently with a trainer until next summer. She's doing awesome, but she's going to be moving in with me come summer and I need everything for her.
All my horse experience has been with other people's horses, and I've never had to pick tack for myself. I have no clue what to do for saddles or bridles.
I do have a pretty good sense of what grooming supplies I need, but I don't know what good and bad brands are out there.
I'll be keeping my horse in a rope halter since all her training has been in one.
I intend to work with her doing very basic foundation work for western pleasure and trail riding. I have no intention to do shows. I just want both of us to be comfortable no matter how far down the trail we choose to go.
I'd also love suggestions for colors for blankets and other fun stuff.
I'm not the best at conformation but Cascade has a slightly long back and not sharply defined withers. She's a big, strong, drafty girl with good feet.