I certainly feel new.
I've had a handful of years of experience riding and caring for horses, but this week I'm sending back the paperwork for my mustang, and she'll officially be mine. The real fun starts when we get to DC and I can work with her daily instead of her trainer.
I just went out today and bought my basic grooming supplies and a halter and lead rope. :)
Now I'm in the process of trying to figure out saddles.
My goal for this upcoming year is to establish a good bond and discipline on the ground with my horse. I'm going to be doing a lot of groundwork. My long term goal is to have a steady, very easy-going trail horse. I have no desire to do anything fancier than that. Mostly I want to get her to have great manners and a steady head.