(and I say that in my best Elizabeth Taylor impression from National Velvet, when she first arrived at Aintree Racecourse for the Grand National)
Yup, that's how I felt when I arrived at my personal Shangri-la. Horses and equestrian sports were a big part of my younger life. I still get opportunities to ride now and then, but it's just not the same. I miss the bond between horse and rider, the training, the grooming, the getting up at 5:00am to feed and turn out horses or getting ready for a show. And yes, even a part of me misses the smell.
Some highlights of the day: