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post #1 of 22 Old 07-17-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Am I the only one who feels this way?

Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels completely anti-social around non-horse people! I have "friends" through my fiance but none of them ride so it's very awkward coming up with things to talk about. And I admit I am slightly appalled when they don't seem interested in horses. I know people have different interests but when I am with them, I find myself wishing I was either at the barn or with people who "get it". So it seems I'm friends with people either much older or much younger than I am because no one my age is into horses. Anyone else feel this way???
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post #2 of 22 Old 07-17-2012, 05:37 PM
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I don't feel the way you do.

I prefer my horsey friends, but I have plenty of non-horsey ones. Variety is the spice of life, after all. Pigeon holing yourself and only having one type of friend limits you.

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post #3 of 22 Old 07-17-2012, 05:42 PM
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I much prefer my horsey friends but I really can't afford to be anti social with non horsey people....because im the ONLY person that actually rides where I work.

That being said horsey people are mucho preferable to non horsey people..haha

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post #4 of 22 Old 07-17-2012, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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I don't feel the way you do.

I prefer my horsey friends, but I have plenty of non-horsey ones. Variety is the spice of life, after all. Pigeon holing yourself and only having one type of friend limits you.
Maybe that was the word I was looking for. "Prefer". I will hang out with non-horse people but it's hard
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post #5 of 22 Old 07-17-2012, 10:03 PM
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Id rather be around horsey people my girlfriend is! Umm I kinda work better with other people im not going to say what they are. If your life isnt perfect and is screwed up pretty good... well get along great! :) Only people I can associate with them and horse people. We understand each other.



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post #6 of 22 Old 07-17-2012, 10:10 PM
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Id rather be around horsey people my girlfriend is! Umm I kinda work better with other people im not going to say what they are. If your life isnt perfect and is screwed up pretty good... well get along great! :) Only people I can associate with them and horse people. We understand each other.
Me too, VT! I prefer horsey people but I really struggle to relate to non-screw-ups lol, too freaking well-balanced and well-to-do for me!
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post #7 of 22 Old 07-17-2012, 11:50 PM
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Yes, I feel/have felt this way. Non-horsey people's topics of conversation often times seem boring to me and I am sure the feeling is mutual for non-horsey people to have to listen to horse talk. It takes effort to find some pleasant subject that is "common ground". Cheer up - you can do it!

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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post #8 of 22 Old 07-18-2012, 05:26 AM
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Nope I get along great with everyone :) I like to find those that are introvert and just encourage them to break out and do their thing. I'm the gal at dances that finds the wall flowers and lures them out on the dance floor to let loose.

Nah I love people, sometimes I get tongue tied and idiotic.. but who doesn't?
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post #9 of 22 Old 07-18-2012, 06:31 AM
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Well, I can perfectly understand you, I also felt so at the beginnin. But little by little I learned how to talk to them about horses in a way they could follow what I tell them and making them watch and bet even on some horse competition with me. Just don't try to overwhelm them with our lovely horse world.
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post #10 of 22 Old 07-18-2012, 06:44 AM
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Just don't try to overwhelm them with our lovely horse world.
Fab advice... do not overwhelm them. Just keep it simple and short and sweet! If you start going off then.... they'll never allow you to talk of it again
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