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