We may have. We have purchased a horse for Colleen. His name is Old Tyme Jazz; but he answers to "Jazzy."
Jazzy is a 20-year-old thoroughbred. He was a race horse, but retired early. We know he worked as a schooling horse for the last several years, but we're not sure what he was up to in the intervening years.
So now we face monthly boarding costs. Monthly food-additive costs. Regular vet visits. The equine dentist. The farrier. And a dozen minor but recurring costs.
The costs don't really bother me so much; we can handle them. Our biggest challenge will be making sure we can make time to visit and care for Jazzy. Colleen and Christina carry heavy schedules already.
We also need a long-term home for Jazzy. The stable he's at now will be there through the summer, but the land is up for sale and we may need to move him in the fall.