techincally for me it's genetic, my mom loves horses too, but...
I've been addicted since the age of 4. My mom took me to a fair and rode my first pony. To this day the picutre of me on that georgous little pony is still one of my favorites, I have this HUGE smile on my face. After that, breyers grazed around the living room, my mom even built me a barn, with stalls, cross ties, a feed room, tack room and an arena! I still have it too. I got a cabbage patch cowgirl with a horse, and didn't give a hoot about the doll, just the horse.
At age 9 I started taking lessons. Some days, even if I was too sick to go to school, I would still go to my lessons. I also worked at the barn to work off free hack rides. I even helped teach pony camp in the summer.
I leased a horse the summer before I left for college too!
I went off to college, and rode on the varsity Equestrian team, and travelled around the country to show, I even majored in equine science!
At 21, I got my first horse finally. I still have him, he is the light of my life. It;s a total obsession.
Marianne and Twist
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~Arabian Proverb