For the love of all things holy, don't tell Melissa, but I have a confession to make. After having spent the first thirty years of my life in blissful ignorance of horses, I've found that in marrying a horse woman (and running a horse farm for my living), that I actually kind of like horses. Every morning before, during and after feeding, I greet, scratch and play with nearly every horse on the farm, from the newest (Boo), who I great by saying "Hellooooooo Saddlebred" (and his buddy Justin the QH) to the oldest.
My days are often very long and occasionally quite physically tiring. One of the things I do to make long days filled with physical work bearable is to take many short breaks to fool with the critters. It never fails to calm me or to put a smile on my face, no matter how hectic the day.
In truth, I can't really imagine life without horses, but let's just keep this our little secret, eh ?
How do horses (and/or horse care) make you feel ?
*** Editors Note *** We are having trouble posting pictures tonight. Rest assured they will be forthcoming as soon as our technical glitches are rectified !