I was a lonely troubled child with lots of family-related issues and problems. Plus probably some undiagnosed mental problems. I wasn't popular at all, and really didn't have a lot of "friend" relationships growing up.
What I did have was a horse. She was my everything. She was my confidante, my solace, my place to run when life was unbearable. She literally saved my life, because I believe I would have ended it without her. I spent every available minute I had with her, sometimes even sneaking out to sleep with her.
Except for my Lord and Savior, I have truly desired nothing else much in this life except for my horses.
So in all honesty, I guess I have to admit that yes, my horses are more important. I know people are important too, I get that. But I will give up any friendship I have for any horse of mine or my family. They just mean that much to me.
What do they mean to you?