I need some help/opinions/advice about a horse so here's the story....... Yesterday, I Craigslist'd a lady who had 15 dozen canning jars for sale...called her and immediately went to pick them up. As we're pulling up to her house which is WAY off the road on a dirt trail I noticed this beautiful black horse free grazing, no lead, no fence, nothing. So I knock on the door and the lady and I start talking. Well I had asked the lady if she knew about this free ranging horse and she said that they just let it run free because they can't afford to feed it. (She also proceeds to tell me about one of her dogs that has issues but can't afford to have it taken care of either). Real sad situation there. She is ill, can no longer do much canning and it turns out she has 31 cases of canning jars and 2 large pressure cookers and wants to know if I'm interested in all of it. So of course I take her up on that offer.......$130 later, we're down at one of the quonsets loading up canning jars. Meanwhile, the black horse (a quarter horse-I think) has followed us down to the quonset and literally is wanting to help us. She's right beside the back of the truck peeking in you could just kiss her! So my hubby says "go ahead, I'll get this" meaning go check out the horse. I tell you what, all 3 of my kids were petting this horse, squealing with excitement, and it was sooo gentle. It never moved its feet around the kids at all. Never got flighty once. It took every bit of attention that they were willing to give and let me tell you they gave it! Then the horse decided to put its head and neck in the truck, so I grabbed its halter to lead it back and before it moved, it looked back-I think to make sure there weren't any kids under foot. She was absolutely just the sweetest horse I have EVER seen. My kids were picking clover and feeding it to her and she was so careful not to nip fingers. My husband even came over to pet her when he was done loading up everything and he was just amazed at how comfortable he felt with the horse. Well, so am I. I've always been leary around other peoples horses...but this one was different. She was so calm, never flipped her head back/up at all... So we got to talking last night about this horse. We don't have horses now, but have talked about getting them in the future. Of course my in-laws are absolute enablers and think we should see if they're willing to sell it and go get it immediately. The lady raised this horse from a colt. Our oldest daughter absolutely fell in love with the horse and honestly so did I. We have plenty of property and the means to provide for this horse so thats not a concern. My concern is lack of knowledge in the care of a horse. This will be our first horse. For those of you with horses, can you give me any suggestions, advice, or opinions in regards to this horse, you know, things to consider before getting it? I'd like to get everything straight in my head before I go calling her offering to buy her horse you know?