No real advice, but like you I LOVE horses. I've spent a couple weekends with my cousin who lived on a horse farm. Lots of work, but if you like horses, its so rewarding and worth while. Dogs and horses are my favorite animals. I hope you're able to get them : ) Good luck! My next property will have enough acreage for horses!!!
Isen Vom Kavallerie - DDR/Czech GSD (pup in training)
Red - Rescue GSD (CGC)
Gypsy - Yellow Lab (CGC)
At the Bridge....Charlie - GSD (2014) and Shiloh - Lab (2010)