Well, getting a first horse is scary!! When we got ours, a 13.2hh pony, we spent months worrying if he'd settled. Truth be told, it took him all of 2 days ;)
Just make sure you handle him right and safely, and try not to expect him to be magical when you first get on, give him a few days :) and if he's new to your yard, just handle a bit careful for a while to get used to him, and make sure you stay safe.
Other than that, just enjoy your new friend!!!!
Oh, and you don't have to listen to any nosey onlookers that seem to appear out of thin air at the sight of a new horse. Just politely tell them to shut it :) Posted via Mobile Device