And in her will she left her three horses to me. She passed about a month ago and the will has just come to the surface. Now I can handle taking care of these horses but I don't know that I'm ready for them mentally. I just had to put my only horse, Reggie, to sleep a few days ago. None of my other family, except my sister and cousin, have experience with horses. These horses also have issues with just about everyone except my aunt (who was their owner) and me. So I can see why my aunt left them to me. She has a two geldings and a mare (who is in foal to an unknown stallion that jumped the pasture fence). The eldest horse, the mare whose name is Sugar, is 15 years old. The youngest, the gelding Rico, is seven years old. Should I take them on and try to move past losing Reggie? Or, should I board them somewhere until I'm more ready to have horses on my property?
My last option is selling them, they were my aunt's life and her children. She never had kids so they were her kids in a way. She had raise Rico after Rico's dam rejected him, which I'm sure let her experience motherhood. So I don't want to let my Aunt, a person who was like a second mother to me, down. I'm just stuck as to what I should do.