For some reason, I've always had a love for animals, even though we never had any because my mom was allergic, but horses were my absolute obsession. I still remember that when my mom drove me to kindergarten, we would pass a pasture on the way there that had two horses and I would stare at them out the car window until I couldn't see them anymore. I would read piles and piles of books about horses...stories about them, how to ride, the different breeds, etc., and I would only watch movies about horses lol Then when I was old enough, I begged my mom to let me take lessons, and she did for a while until she decided that it was too dangerous, and I completely resented her for that. But when I moved out, I started riding again on my own :)
"Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world."