I love this! It applies to many folks that I know, and many aspects of my own life.
Unfortunately, it makes me sad to think of some of the "horse people" that I have known. Those who don't appreciate what they have with their horses. Those who DO grow up, lose interest in horses, ignore them, and allow daddy's money to continue paying for the bare necessities, but still love to say that they have a horse. Ugh, I could go on... but the positive message in the post is so much more important! For every poor horseperson and "horse dropout" that I know, so many more have been positively changed by the experience of owning and being around horses.