I'm starting this as a way for me to keep track of my horse's daily progress. This is Peruano Smoke. He is a 6 year old thoroughbred I'm adopting on Saturday. My boyfriend's mom recently adopted another thoroughbred from this women and is extremely happy with her horse. From what I was told. At the end of her horses racing careers she puts them up for adoption with a very low fee($250.00) in hopes they will be placed into a good home she can keep in contact with and monitor. For any reason I can't keep the horse, I cannot sell it and it must go back to her. From what I've been told, this women cares a lot for her horses. My boyfriend's mom's horse (Mikey) is very well behaved, healthy, ect. And I'm hoping my guy will be too. Adopting a horse with the little information I have is not something I would normally never even consider doing but I have a feeling in my gut that adopting this horse is something I MUST do. As of right now I am currently jobless, my car needs a new water pump and I need to make phones calls about starting school next month. I'm taking this horse on the same way a parent takes on a newborn child. Once he is mine, he will be mine till death do us part. Having this responsibility is going to give me all the incentive I need to get my **** together and really start doing something with my life. I know it sounds completely insane, but I'm going to make this work. The next few weeks are going to be the roughest, I've applied for work at tons of places, and have a second interview set up for a week and a half from now. Once I get a job everything will fall right into place.