I was out for over 20 years! I bought the first saddle with the horse - trashed the bridle because I didn't like the way she rode in it. Bought grooming supplies while I was horse shopping, and also started filling out my med kit (I never consider a med kit complete as there's always something that I need/don't have). Bought the halter and lead the day after I bought the horse so I could get the right size and immediately ordered the bridle I wanted from Amazon.
Also while shopping, since I knew she was coming home to my house, I was buying/installing fencing materials and putting up the shelter. Thankfully, when I found ~the~ horse, and things weren't quite ready at home, the people boarding her at the time agreed to let me leave her there for two months! It was a one hour drive each way to visit her every weekend, but the extra time was well worth it when I finally brought her home.
2 years later, I have acquired an extra acre of land, 3 more saddles, 4 more pads, an additional headstall and 4 different bits, a bosal, boots, leg wraps, feed bins, buckets (10 and counting), another horse, a barn.... need I go on? LOL!
Oh - forgot to add the round pen's worth of pipe fencing, all the t-posts and electric wire (and charger) to fence the new acre, the loss of half of my 2 car garage to feed / tack storage, fly masks, fly spray, fly wipe because the 2nd horse is still terrified of spray bottles, clippers....
When you have horses, you never have enough 'stuff!'
Courage is taking just one more step...
Last edited by Change; 04-18-2017 at 07:36 PM.