Very often, unless I'm talking to another horse person, I get odd looks when I talk about my horse. My co-workers - many of them on the geekier-in-a-good-way end of the scale - can understand cats or dogs, but horses seem totally far out. Even people in my family ask me "why?" when I choose to ride rather than socialize.
So I've been thinking about the "why" today.
Riding Lena, even just being with her, adds something simple and elemental to my universe. She - and the very act of communicating with her however I can do that - gives silence to my soul and balance to my world.
That's the best way I know to describe the "why." I guess that makes me a horse geek.