Hi, I'm new here, 38, so I almost qualify. I have owned and ridden pretty consistently for over 30 years. My last 2 horses have been my most influencial. I had my grey arab gelding from when I was age 16 to 28. He was my best buddy and died at 26 from complications of Cushings disease. After he died, I got divorced and took about 3 years off of riding. Then in 2005 I bought my new best friend, Hei Kountry Princess "Kody" a breeding stock sorrel APHA 4 year old, off of a ranch in Utah. I bought her at an auction, and she is incredible. Definitely mamma's girl. Though I have had my horses at home in the past, we are currently at a full service barn with all the amenities. Covered arena, round pen, trail access, blanketed and in the barn at night in a large stall and out during the day if the weather is good (they reverse it in the summer so they can be out in the cool nights and in during the heat of the day). I'm happy there, and it is my main social life, to be honest. As I get older, I really am enjoying paying someone else to clean stalls and maintain property while I get to just relax and enjoy my horse and friends.