Friday, 6 August 2010

You know you're a horse person when...........

You Know You're A Horse Person When...
...your horse gets new shoes more often than you do.
…your mouth waters at the sight of a truck full of hay.
...every time you drive past a road construction sight you think what nice jumps the barricades would make. consider a golf course as a waste of good pasture land.
...your friends no longer ask to get together after school/work or on a weekend because they know you'll say, "I can't, I have to ride." pull a £17,000 horse trailer with a £1,000 pick-up truck. buy duct tape by the case, and carry rolls in your pocketbook, briefcase, backpack, and car.
...your boyfriend complains that you love your horse more than you love him and you say: "And your point is..?"
...someone does something nice for you and you pat them on the neck and say 'good boy'. try to get by someone is a restricted space and instead of saying "excuse me" to him/her, you cluck at them instead. show up for an appointment in your city clothes and when you get there people reach across the table to pick shavings out of your hair. one wants to ride in your car because they'll get feed and hay in their socks and on their clothes...but that's ok because you'll have to rearrange all the tack to make room for them anyway! look at all the piles of laundry sitting next to your washing machine and most of them are breeches, horse blankets, saddle pads, etc.... but you don't even care about the horsey hair residue that will be left in your washer and dryer. say "whoa" to the dog.
...your mother, who has no grandchildren, gets cards addressed to Grandma, signed by the horses and dogs. see the vet more than your child's pediatrician. groom your horse daily for hours and you haven't seen a beautician since...?
...someone asks for a screwdriver and you hand them a hoof pick. clean tack after every ride but you never, ever, wash the car.
...on rainy days, you organize the tack room, not the house. can remember worming schedules, lessons, and farrier visits in your head, but often forget your class schedule, household chores, and meals. are unreasonably pleased to get a horse item, ANY horse item, as a gift.
...books and movies are ruined for you if horsemanship references aren't correct. actually get to a point where flies don't bother you that much anymore.