Oh I think about that ALL the time. It's really weird and funny to me. Take Lacey, for instance, she's 25 this spring and I'll be 20 in September. That means that she has about fifteen more years of horse knowledge and horse-related world experience than I do.
It's really weird to think about how she was probably in training or already working hard when I was born!
Weird stuff... I'm envious of you people with younger horses! I just hope that Lacey won't leave me before I'm ready for her to go. My fear is that one day she's going to just go to sleep and not wake up and I'm going to get a call from my BO saying that Lacey is gone. I mean, she's getting old enough that that could feasibly happen. I mean, it's rare but I've seen it happen once already to another horse, who was ironically named Happy, she was a camp horse so no one was attached to her so we made t-shirts that said "Happy is a dead horse" in bright happy colors because we found it morbidly funny. But anyway, that's my fear. That her body is just going to stop without any real warning and my baby will be taken from me. But, on the other hand, I hope that is how she goes, years from now. I want her to be 42, completely happy and babied, satisfied with life, then she can pass quietly from the world.
Anyway, I got totally OT!