I think I need to start with more or those "drive by" pleasantries haha!! I'm sure more people do those than you think, and looking at one of the threads right now, called "Friendless" there are a LOT of people claiming to have social anxiety. It really is a type of mental illness that plagues sooooo many people. I wonder if there is any correlation between people who become equine enthusiasts and those who have social anxiety? Or if its just some people have social anxiety and they happen to get into horses and horse sports. For me personally, horses have a bigger draw, almost because I can relate more with their behaviors and emotions due to my own illnesses. I wonder if others knowingly or unknowingly feel the same. Either way, horses are like magnets.