Do you have support for your horse passion?
I have ridden horses all my life, with a break here and there. I finally came to own my first February 2010. My fiance supported the decision as long as it was thought out and financially doable.
I boarded for a while until we moved out of state where my horse was on property. I had sole responsibility of caring for mine/neighbors horses. Come last winter, my hubby began helping me because it was dark so early. He would come out and take the horses into the barn with me. He even surprised me on a few occasions by having all the chores done before I got home from work.
I would catch him talking with the horses, petting them. Even going as far as saying "They're not so bad." Mind you, this is the same guy who got kicked in the face by a horse when he was a young adult.
So I ASSUMED (i know- stupid me) that they were growing on him. Months passed and it was lighter longer. I even asked on an occasion or two (if I wasnt feel well) if he would take care of the horses, but as soon as those eyes rolled, off I went to avoid a fight that didnt make much difference to me.
Well I finally got my new horse yesterday. I asked if he could tell I was excited, lol. He gave me a blanket statement "uh huh". I asked if he wanted to see him when he got here, he said no. He doesnt really care. He said he just realizes they stink, they bring flies, theyre alot of work, and did he mention they smell? LOL, I love how horses smell.
So, who is your support? My support, is my mentor. Someone I made friends with by leasing her horse, and have learned MANY MANY things from. My family and friends are slow to come around, but they know I am a happier person with horses in my life. But when everyone else said "dont buy a 2nd horse, this girl was like 'want me to come up and help you look?!" can't beat support like that!
Anywho, anyone have any stories of their significant other eventually coming around? If not, whose your support?