I applaud you for getting all those fitness points! That is just great!
I too, have been around horses since I was a child, my Dad bought us a horse when I was 10 years old and I have been around horses ever since. I can appreciate what you mean when you say the horses own you! Our horses are like family too, and very important to us!
Recently, we have gotten rid of 6 of the 10 we had, leaving us with 4. We hope to get down to 2, eventually! Take Care!!!