Thought I would ask if any on this forum keeps and rides horses. I am well into my 60s and still have my horses at home and now being retired spend most mornings mucking out and charging about the country side. I am getting pretty decrepit but just can't give up the adrenalin rush' Any one else have an affliction of this nature.
Which does not require a stable, a field to live in or incur expensive vet fees. A friend of mine has horses that require constant attention every day, this is her very expensive hobby though I personally fail to see what she gets from it other than to ride them round the block when she chooses. Each to their own as they say.
Afraid I got the bug whilst working my way across the mid west other than riding my grandads working horse I had never ridden but new heavy horses. Got a job that involved some riding, of course I lied that I could ride fell of a few times the boss man said you can't ride can you I said no not really but you seem to be staying on now so keep the job. That was a long time ago in my twentys never stopped riding and keeping horses since. Unfortunately the only two things guaranteed with horses is death or bankruptcy. Met some wonderful men and women through them just wish I could do it all again but hey ho it will end some day.