When I bought my first horse, here were my questions:
–does he dig for water?
–what is a halter and how does it work?
–he can eat enough food by himself, right?
You can tell by my questions that I’m the kind of person who likes to jump into things at the deep end, for better or worse. My horse was in a herd of other friendly horses, and they would run over when someone came into the pasture. This terrified me at first. I couldn’t imagine such giants would be timid around a weakling like me.
So, I’ll be working on the nitty-gritty of things, starting with Day One with your horse, and going from there. My experience is that the little things with horses become the big things. I won’t make any assumptions about what you know, and there will be things you can pass over if you already know them.