More-than-forty here too! I have had horses since I was about 12 and loved them since I was about 6. I have been involved in pony club, dressage lessons, trail riding, polo, a riding club queen contest, parades and more. I feel truly blessed that my daughter enjoys horses almost as much as I do. Now we have 4 horses that I keep at home on our acreage. They include an Appendix mare, Arab gelding, ClydexAppy gelding and a Welsh-Hano mare.
Just this afternoon, my DH and took our two geldings out on a trail ride with good friends (all over 40). Tomorrow I start lessons in Western Pleasure and hope to do a little showing at fun shows this summer. My daughter and I have also just started training our Welsh Hano mare under saddle. I was on her back for the first time yesterday! While I do enjoy riding, I think simply sharing the company of horses is what keeps me passionate about them. I feel so fortunate to be able to make horses such a big part of my life.