Black lab named Maya. We got her after responding to a craig'slist ad for a "Well trained 1 year old lab". Drove out to Jamestown to see her, and realized 2 things. She was maybe 3 months old, (she fit between my wife and me on rhe front seat of my F150) and she was in all likelyhood abandoned by the previous tenants (she weighed 16 pounds, and you could see the hip bones, spine, and ribs). We took her in with the intention of fostering her until we could find a new home for her. Fast forward 1 year, and she is 77 pounds, fit, and completely my wife's dog. The other 2 that were living with me (German Sheppard\Chow mix and a Great Dane) are now back with my sister and BIL since they were able to find a pet friendly landlord.
If I have to explain why I ride, you wouldn't understand. Explaining sex to an alien would be easier than explaining the feeling, one that boils all that is going on in your life down to what really matters each time you are in The Wind. All I can say is, Life is not Life without it.