I'm a new horse person - I have a few horsey friends and mostly non-horsey friends, but my non-hf's are quickly picking up the lingo and now know what a farrier is
and how proud I am when my foal is a good boy for him - but i'm lucky, we all have different interest and listed to everyones stories when we meet up.
But saying that, I have a couple of fields and stables and my horses are on their own (not on a yard) and to be honest, I like it this way. I know I can ask my horse friends for advice - much of it differs and I take the advice that suits my horses the best - I don't tend to give it as i'm the one learning, but I do say what's worked for me - and after hearing a few horror stories of behaviour on yards, I'm not bothered that it's just me and my horses! I don't think they're bothered - Fox was at the bottom of the pecking order when she was on a yard and now she's queen of her own land along with her foal - so she's happy
I'm very sociable and love to talk to people and this site has been invaluable - I have so many "friends" on here and love to hear their stories - but I also like my own (and horses) company and to be honest, if it was just me, my family and my horses, that'd be fine with me
. On the other side, I have friends who if they don't see company for a few days, are climbing the walls in frustration.
But if everyone were the same, it'd get pretty boring I guess. xx