On Sunday...I took my son to the county fair. This fair is a huge annual event in the community and is attended by over 250,000 each year. Its always been a tradition in my family to go see the horse shows and then visit the horse barns.
As a girl...my other true love (the first being dance, of course) was horses. I have always dreamed of owning a horse and I had (and still have) a fierce case of horse fever. I grew up as a weekend farm girl riding the horses until my grandparents sold them when I was 13. I was heartbroken. Every now and then I will go horseback riding at a stable with horse trails, but its not the same as going to your grandparent's farm and roaming freely without limits rather than following a pack of riders. Sigh.