Why do you ride?
I know there are dozens of threads about this, but I just thought, for curiosity's sake, I'd bring it up again, mostly because I'm bored.
Frankly, I have no clue why I ride or work around horses. They're big, strong, dangerous, flighty, stupid creatures, but they bring me the most happiness of anything in the world.
Why do you ride and/or work with horses? What keeps you going back, even though you know there's the very real possibility that you can die or be permanently maimed every time you step in one's presence?