What does it mean to be passionate about horses? Is the passion for horses something you are born with? Is it something that develops over time? Or can a particular experience awaken this passion without warning? For me, I think I was born with this uncontrollable love of horses. Today, in my very late 30's, the passion is stronger than I ever imagined.
My grandparents always had horses and I would get so excited when I found out that we were going to their house. I remember hoping and praying that the horses would be up by the barn so I could see them. I could sit out there and watch them for hours. It was a bonus if they actually got close enough for me to pet them. I can still sit and watch horses do nothing but graze for hours.
I also remember staring out the window on every car trip just looking for horses out in every pasture when I was a kid. If I seen a horse I had to announce it to everyone in the car, I assumed they loved them as much as me and would want to see them. Today, I still stare out the window looking for horses in every pasture and point them out to everyone in the car.
My horses are my world, I live for my horses. I seem to always think about horses, I love to talk about horses, I dream about horses; nearly every part of my life involves horses. I didn't get my first horse until I was 31, I vaguely remember what life was like before horses but I know that it is pretty awesome now. It's not always perfect but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.