(Not sure if this is the right place to put this?)
I have been given the opportunity to work to own my own horse. The barn owner's mother has offered to give me one of her horses in exchange for afternoon barn work (they have no help doing it as of right now). I would obviously be paying for farrier, vet, dental, all that. This is an extremely amazing offer!
I have never met the horse, but he is a 18 year old TB named Boe. He is actually green, despite being 18, but he is very gentle. I've seen him being led, bathed, and lunged. A friend of mine has ridden him and absolutely loved him. My other friend feeds him 4 mornings of the week, and she says he is very laidback.
I'll get more information on Saturday when I go out for my lesson. I already know a lot of the costs for the specific farrier (Boe is barefoot thankfully) and vet that comes out to the barn (my friend is boarding her horse there).
But I wanted to ask you lovely people about general things I should know before I get my first horse? Its not guaranteed that I'll get Boe, but it'd still be nice to know for future reference! One thing I already know is I have to get a saddle with a much wider tree lol (I have to replace my saddle anyways, I need a more forward flap sadly. I hate breaking up with my lovely saddle :C )
So yeah, any advice, tips, ect would be much appreciated!