Bringing our horses home has made us feel as if we just brought home our first born child. You are so excited to get them there. Then when you do you think, "I can't believe they let us have him. We don't know what we are doing!" You can read books, watch videos, and have training somewhere else but when it comes to having them on your own, it's different. I think most people have always had horses or they had them growing up and then go back to it. We, on the other hand, have started our journey with horses midlife. It's going to be an adjustment for all of us, horses included.
Both horses need love, attention, & leadership which we are ready to give. Once they settle into their new surroundings, we will start working with them and riding. Until then we are watching them closely and going out to pet them at least once an hour. The other night we were up in our pajamas with a flashlight checking on them at 4 in the morning to make sure they were ok because they were lying down and we were afraid they had colic! Doesn't that sound like new parenthood only with horses?