Not everybody gets it, and I don’t blame them. In some ways I don’t get it either…but having horses in my life has been important to me for as long as I can remember. Even during the horse-free periods of my youth I still looked at classified ads and mused at the farms I drove by. Without horses I have that feeling that something is missing.
Now that I’m a horse owner this truth has only become more prevalent. Although spending habits normally tend to be frivolous, Blade makes for an exception. For example, in 2 years he has 4 halters, 2 pairs of sports medicine boots, 3 saddles, 4 bridles, and countless blankets (we’re working on reducing that number though).
My facebook is flooded with horse groups and horse posts from friends who are also horse-people. My inbox is archived with volumes of ads and newsletters from equine-related companies.
Not every horse person is like me; some people are capable of normal human interaction without horses being involved. Then there’s us…the kids that loved horses so much as a kid that they did what it takes to make their dreams come true. Many of us volunteered (and may still do so) at farms in exchange for riding. It’s hard work, we are forced to make sacrifices, and its not always pleasant…but we wouldn’t change it for the world.
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