Maybe I am hormonal but this got to me.... hope you enjoy it!
My (non-horsey) sister-in-law is a literacy coach for elementary school students, and she tries to encourage kids to develop their skills through persuasive writing. She assigned a class to write her letters to convince her what type of pet she should get. Some of the replies were pretty cute and funny (apparently you can walk a turtle "if you walk really slowly"), but she was really struck by a letter from a very shy and quiet 8 year old girl who wrote: "You should get a horse, because when you own a horse, half your heart comes back to you."
My horses are my everything and I need them as much as or more than they need me.
"the love you give a horse is unconditional" -- true. But what takes my breath away is the fact that THEY love ME unconditionally. No matter what I say or what mood i'm in they always greet me with a nicker and some nuzzles