My parents say that I was born loving horses. I had about a hundred "My Little Pony" toys and lots of Breyer type model horses. I used to pretend my bike was a horse and even pretend I was a horse.
When I learned to read, I devoured every horse book (fiction and non fiction) that I could get my hands on. We had a teacher at my school that owned horses, and I was like a leech, following her around, hoping she would ask me to come over and see her horses. (wow, I must've been annoying! :roll: )
I finally got my first horse (a Welsh pony) when I was 11 years old. My second horse (an AQHA) followed a few years later. The most I've had at a time has been four, but now I'm down to two. :(