Horses are my life.
When I build a bond with one, I feel a connection that only other riders will understand. I feel like at the end of the day, horses are the only thing that I can trust and depend on to not intentionally hurt me. It's also therapy in many ways, because no matter how stressed my day is going, as soon as I walk into the barn all of that stress starts to disappear. They are also the source of many hugs and in a lot of ways have helped me become a better person, a more compassionate person and have helped a lot with my shyness and self understanding.
If someone offered me $10,000,000 on the condition that I could never ride again, I wouldn't even have to think about turning it down.