Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the barn whenever possible.
I know exactly how you feel! I can remember when I was younger and I wanted a horse so bad. For me, it was almost just like needing air to breath, without them, I would die. I felt like I was in this world where I was on the outside looking in to a special world...a wonderful world: The Horse World. I just wanted to be in it. I can remember being in a car and driving by people riding and I'd almost drool down window cause I wanted to ride so bad.
When I was 15 my mom bought me a yearling filly. I was in heaven. I was part of the special world I had always wanted to be in. A couple of years later, I can remember watching the cars drive by and seeing the faces of little kids watching me ride. I loved being the girl that was riding the horse instead of the girl with her face pressed to the window hoping and dreaming.
That lasted until I was 19 when my parents sold my horse cause I wanted to join the AF.
I was in the other world again....the one without horses. For another 22 years I would live in that world. (ok..I did ride, train, and show western pleasure for other people, but it wasn't the same.)
Now..finally. I am in the world that I've always wanted to be in. The horse world. I plan to stay this time. I have a beautiful coming two yr old and coming one yr old fillies. If I am lucky I will also get to buy Lyric's mom and my dream of having my own foal will come true and my dreams will have finally become my reality. It's an amazing feeling.
I am not trying to rub it it. Just hold onto those feelings with all of your being and one day your dreams will come true!!! If I can make my dreams come true 22 years later, there is hope for anyone!!!
"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson