Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
If it's a non horseperson asking, it doesn't matter what you tell them because they'll never understand.
I tell people horses are much more than a hobby, they're a lifestyle. Horses aren't a fleeting interest for those of us who really love them; they're a lifelong passion.
They aren't people so I don't think of them as children, even though I've been known to call my geldings 'son' when I'm talking to them. It's just a catchall word for me, and has no parental meaning.
They're pets, companions, friends, and riding partners. But children? No.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!