Originally Posted by Equestrian Girl 3000 View Post
I had had other obsessions before, like scarlet macaws and dinosaurs (weird right?) but this time it stuck.
That's interesting you mention that, because when I was really little, like probably kindergarten little, I was in to big horn sheep and lions! But those "favorite animals" didn't last long. At some point very early I discovered horses, collected Breyers, and literally cried every time I saw a horse! I would see horses in people's yards and couldn't even fathom how someone could have a horse and not be out there with them all the time!
The Black Stallion was my favorite movie of all time. Maybe it still is. It's certainly still in my top 3.
I grew up in the city and my parents didn't have horse property so I was absolutely horse starved until I was about 16 or 17. At that point, my parents finally gave in and let me get a horse and I boarded it for several years, riding every day after school. And I mean every day! I would have to be very sick or a major holiday like Christmas not to go out and ride my horse. I had one horse for like a year and then a lady I boarded with decided to sell one of hers. An Arabian. My first horses was also an Arabian, so pretty soon I had two Arabian geldings.
After a few years of boarding, my Dad retired from his job and we moved to a horse property. Before long I had 3!
I'm now down to one, but I'm always keeping an eye out for my next horse. (I really prefer to get a horse from someone I know, so I have some idea of what kind of horse I'm getting.)
I am just horse crazy I guess. I have never really had another passion since I was about 5. And I love all breeds. I have a hard time understanding how a person can love one breed and hate another, but I've met people like that. Me, if it has 4 legs, is reasonably sound, well behaved and doesn't try to kill me and is big enough for me to ride (that leaves out minis and ponies) that sounds like a good horse to me!