Be sure and put back some money. All of us horse people joke about our money pits, but we are serious in a way. My first year owning my horse, I spent a good percentage of the time scratching my head and wondering what the hell I got in to. I refer to my first year of ownership as my breaking in year. Horses have a sixth sense....anytime Major knows that I have to much money in my bank account he helps me out by draining it
I love him to pieces and it has been a very rewarding experience. I hope to be able to keep him for the rest of his life. However, all horses are money sucking, suicidal creatures, lol.