As a kid I spent a lot of time on my neighbor's farm. I loved the big animals and wished I could ride the horses. But they were mostly for farm work and the farmers were much too busy farming to teach me how to ride. One girl I knew had her own horse. I got to sit on that horse a couple of times. I never really rode her. I would visit that horse and dream of having one myself, or at least riding one. I did get to take riding lessons one summer at camp and loved it. I only rode a couple of times after that.