Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I don't thinks its got to do with anything deep inside us. It's just something we like.
It's our hobby. We like it. If we didn't like it we wouldn't do it. Just like how people play soccer, do ballet, play instruments - its something that they enjoy doing.
As far as competing, I used to a bit but not anymore. I don't see the point. I have no need to prove to myself or anyone else that I am better than them, and I have no real desire to win. Beyond that, what is the point of any competition, unless there is a prize worth winning?
Sure people enjoy it and its their choice, and its just another aspect of a hobby, like any other.
As for the money aspect, horses don't have to be that expensive, it comes down to choices you make (like other hobbies). In fact, there are probably quite a few hobbies that can cost more too, like flying or traveling.