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post #1 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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feeling very left out

well firstly sorry I haven't stopped by for a while it very busy couple of months, I hope everyone is having a great start to the year. I seem to be the only guy into horses around here it is becoming very very frustrating it seems English is classed as a girls sport and broke back mountain just killed western so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of how to get more guys involved so far the only thing I can think of is trying to hold some male only lessons. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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post #2 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 03:13 AM
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What about going on group trail rides in your area? You could meet more people that way and make many contacts! Most rides aren't up til summer though, but it's an idea!
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post #3 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 04:53 AM
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and broke back mountain just killed western

ROFLMAO

Okay <wiping eyes> that was really funny.

I can only sympathize. I don't like the one-sided aspect of horses, or that the 'industy' caters to female with the exclusion (rather than the inclusion, as it should be) of men. Even my hubby, while a good rider himself, wouldn't wear a shirt with horses on it because he thought it was 'girly' (and it was a BLUE shirt with running horses on it). I hate it for ya, dude. Its an ugly thing, even when it favors our side (Imma chic).

But that was really funny, what you said. Thanx, I needed that laugh.

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post #4 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 08:14 AM
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Lessons just for guys IS a good idea. How about promoting the fact that it's a great chance to meet gals? Or a great way to connect with the existing galpal or wife or whatever? Or how about promoting a weekend camping getaway with campfires, guitars, fishing, etc... sorry no beer -- can't figure out how to transport beer on a horse.
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post #5 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 10:49 AM
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We have a few guys involved in our horse shows. But you are right. It is dominated by females. Guys seem to be more attracted to rodeo events.
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post #6 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 10:52 AM
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can't figure out how to transport beer on a horse.
I know a few guys who try transporting it in their bellies....:roll:

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post #7 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Lessons just for guys IS a good idea. How about promoting the fact that it's a great chance to meet gals? Or a great way to connect with the existing galpal or wife or whatever? Or how about promoting a weekend camping getaway with campfires, guitars, fishing, etc... sorry no beer -- can't figure out how to transport beer on a horse.
I considered running a few bring your boyfriend/husband days

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I know a few guys who try transporting it in their bellies....:roll:
lol so do I

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post #8 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 10:12 PM
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What state do you live in? Around here there are lots of guys in team penning and in the backcountry horseman association. Also, it seems the guys will go to clinics more than regular lessons. Any good clinics in your area?
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post #9 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 10:26 PM
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The men are out there, if you can find them.
I enjoy riding, and therefore I happen to ride often with groups of ladies, but to be honest, and not to offend anyone, my experience has been that men would rather ride alone than with the typical group of women riders.

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post #10 of 21 Old 02-03-2009, 07:43 PM
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painthorsemares - lol our sigs are nearly the same!!!!!

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