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post #1 of 19 Old 03-31-2009, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Men and horses...

I didnt know were to put this...

Kinda a cute story and i thought i would share with you guys..

My fiance knows nothing about horses and i always thought he never had the desire to learn which doesnt bother me. He has his cars...i have my horses! Its always been that way. I have never even seen him touch one of the horses before. Well last night i was tacking up Pepsi and out comes Chase(fiance)...well i guess he was just coming to tell me dinner would be ready in abuot half an hour and he was checking to see if i was going to eat with him cause he knew i had plans to ride Pepsi and Caddy. Well all of a sudden he grabbed a brush and started brushing Pepsi! I think me and Pepsi both had this look on our face like "WHAT ARE YOU DOING....." It was probably the cuttest thing i have ever seen! I dont know why it was such a big deal to me but just the fact that he did it all on his own. He only stayed up close by her face and did a little bit of her neck and that was as close as he was getting to her!

So how many of your men arent horse people? Have they ever tried to make an effort?
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post #2 of 19 Old 03-31-2009, 09:59 AM
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My bf is kinda scared of them. "I don't trust anything bigger than me with a mind of it's own". This coming from the motorcycle stunt rider... That said he has ridden with me a couple of times and has helped me fix fence & do a couple of other horse things... we'll see if he comes along
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post #3 of 19 Old 03-31-2009, 10:47 AM
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That is pretty sweet. It sounds like you have gotten yourself a great guy. Something to put in your journal that's for sure

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post #4 of 19 Old 03-31-2009, 11:25 AM
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My BF is NOT a horse person either. He rode Wiski ONCE and said he'd never ride a horse again. But he's still sweat enough to muck the stall out for me on days I can't get over there early enough and give Wiski his grain too. So I can't complain too much. Just wish he wanted to ride with me too.

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post #5 of 19 Old 03-31-2009, 11:43 AM
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There is hope lady's My husbands horse experience was an occasional nose to butt trail ride with the church group.
Now he loves them the same as I do, and is my main riding partner. He has even taken to getting on our young fillies that we are breaking.

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post #6 of 19 Old 03-31-2009, 12:03 PM
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Aww that's cute .

I haven't a horse or bf so I can't tell anything like that but I've sometimes thought that our riding group at a local riding stable is pretty unusual as to it what it's normally in Finland (over here riding is perceived as girls' and womens hobby maybe even more than elsewhere). Well, our tiny and cosy (only 4 people) group is half males and half females.

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Että koskaan en ole yksin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Vaikka myrsky hetkeksi tyyntyykin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Ja pian taas uusin hönkäyksin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Hei tuu mun luo, pieneksi hetkeksi. Puhutaan, varjoni, valkoiseksi enkeliksi."

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Jay has ridden Diesel a few times. He liked it at first...then he somehow managed to attempt to back up a hill and slipped off. That was the last time he rode. He has brushed them a few times and will water if I can't but that's about it. *Sigh* I'm going to make him trail ride with me this summer though
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post #8 of 19 Old 03-31-2009, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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lol aw thats cute. Chase has always suported me riding. And i have always supported him racing cars and all the hobby's he has. I just never have even thought about asking him to come ride with me or any thing like that. My mom is were i got my love for horses. Her husband also doesnt ride and my father has never rode either. So i guess im not used to having a man in my life who would want to ride. Im gonna ask him tonight when i get home if he would ever consider actually getting on Pepsi. But since she is 16.2 and he is like 5"10...i think im just going to get laughed at. lol
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My guy had milked cows for quite a few years... no horses. Over the last two years he has gone from wanting nothing to do with them to coming out to the barn with me a couple times a week. I laid down the law when we first started dating that I will always have something to do with horses and if he could accept that then I wouldnt date him.

He has ridden Chloe a couple times and gone in the cart a few times... it is something that totally doesnt interest him and I know that. But at the barn where Im at she has a John Deer tractor and if he can do something with that he is all over it. I will load the bucket up and he will go dump it (according to him Me and the Bo are just WAY too picky about picking and he also loves to drag the arena and has spent many hours with scraping the turnouts. He is starting to catch on with what I am doing... he has learned what lunging is, kinnda catching on to leads, and understands that horses are way smarter then cattle. He is also my mechanic which is important so that my truck and trailer are ready to go when I need them. He helped me at one show last year but I dont expect him to tag along to those... it is just boring for him.

The BO the other day mentioned that she has seen a huge improvment in Cory over the last year. Basically he went from being totally uninvolved to someone who wants to help out within his comfort zone. he used to complain that i spent too much time with horses to now if he is home the night I go out there he usually will do house chores. Horses make me happy and he wants that.

Now for a trade-off I have learned tons about football and sports and have accepted the fact that the TV will have some sort of game on 90% of the

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post #10 of 19 Old 03-31-2009, 02:55 PM
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with me it is just the opposite, I love horses and the ol lady don't LOL

anyone want to trade. LOL

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