I'm hoping to be an author one day, and like you, I love love love horses. What did the process look like for you when you bought Dan the Man? I know that there's more to it than signing a check, but did you have to square away other stuff before it was official?
I just had to make sure I had the right place picked out for him to live! and of course, there’s always making sure you have everything purchased for taking care of him first :) But basically, I went out to visit him, rode him, had him checked for vet issues, and then it was a deal! I paid for him pretty quickly, and he came home to me! :)