Originally Posted by AlexS
Dreams don't just fizzle away, there's no reason why that has to happen if they are just put on hold for a while.
AlexS is completely right- I just bought my first horse at age 33. There were times in my middle/high school years when I thought it was completely unfair that my parents wouldn't pay for me to have lessons, let alone actually own a horse. But there were other priorities.
The dream never went away, but while it was on hold, I had a great college experience, worked for awhile after, went back to grad school, and finally, after all this time, I have the type of job that allows me the "luxury" of a horse. It can happen, and the great thing about a horse is that it's perfectly reasonable to get involved as an adult- you don't have to be "born in the saddle" to be a perfectly competent rider and owner (though I sure do envy those of you who have been around horses since before you could walk