Are you a horse snob or are you happy to share your love of horses with other horse lovers?
I am a new horse owner and I've gone out of my way to find local horse shows JUST to go and watch. I have friended complete strangers on FB because they are associated with horses. I have joined every horse group/forum I can find. My MIL and SIL don't want to leave the farm. And they don't want anyone to come to the farm. They are perfectly content to ride on "our" property and are completely against anyone "new" stopping by. If someone is needed to fill-in with chores, we swap back and forth OR hire the vet tech. They would not dream of asking our horse neighbor friends (even the most experienced ones) if they'd want to (there has even been offers made). My spouse says it is because we are "Paso People". They cite liability as the issue.
Had I not been born into this group (and horses gifted by), I would not choose to be a horse person "this" way. I guess I just needed to vent, and I wonder if anyone else feels the same way I do. Sigh. Or, if you're the complete opposite - maybe you can give me some insight....
Thanks for stopping