Does anyone participate in Mounted Search and Rescue? I'm thinking I might try it, when Teddy comes back from the trainer's. It looks like quite a commitment, but I think we'd be good at it.
Country Woman: I'm glad you got the boots and helmet. Those kind of things are good to buy ahead of time, I think. All the little things are nice to space out to buy - fly spray, salt blocks or mineral blocks, treats, etc. A little at a time, that way it doesn't break the bank, buying it all at once. Good luck with the lease horse. I hope it all works out for you! It's too hard to be patient for that kind of thing. At least for me. Have you thought of looking at a horse rescue for a horse?
With Grace: Good luck looking at the horses. 4 hours isn't too far to see a horse. I drove that to see a horse without my trailer. Then I went back to get him the next weekend. I thought it was worth the trip. Especially if it's the one for you!
Welcome to all the newcomers. It's exciting to see so many people join this thread. I did read every entry and it was a long process over a few days, but well worth it to me.
Looking at the trail through the ears of my horse...wonderful!