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    06-03-2012, 11:17 PM
  #21
Trained
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Originally Posted by Bobby Lee    
Oh and I do mountain bike, I love it. And I've got golf clubs, but it's so dull I haven't played in years.
Golf courses are a waste of good horse pasture in my opinion.
     
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    06-03-2012, 11:18 PM
  #22
Foal
Whenever I see 'husband horse', I think of a horse which is not just eminently rideable, but also fairly tall. I can ride a smaller horse because I'm short, but my husband would need a horse both 'bomb-proof' and tall (my husband is 6'2").
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    06-03-2012, 11:22 PM
  #23
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
Golf courses are a waste of good horse pasture in my opinion.
....and time.
     
    06-03-2012, 11:30 PM
  #24
Foal
First time I saw a Husband Horse ad the first thing I thought of was a spirited, high strung horse with a big motor.. when I read a couple of them I realized it was a funny way to say KID HORSE, Bomb Proof... I got a good laugh out of it and thought wow times have changed... all in fun..
     
    06-03-2012, 11:39 PM
  #25
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Mason72    
first time I saw a Husband Horse ad the first thing I thought of was a spirited, high strung horse with a big motor.. when I read a couple of them I realized it was a funny way to say KID HORSE, Bomb Proof... I got a good laugh out of it and thought wow times have changed... all in fun..
That would have been my take on it. A horse that the wife wouldn't want to try to ride. My ex sure wouldn't have. She'd ridden for 35 years, but dreaded anything that wasn't calm and easy.
     
    06-03-2012, 11:40 PM
  #26
Cat
Green Broke
To me husband horse is a large easy going horse that can set out in pasture for a while and is dust and go. Might be a bit big for kids to be comfortable on, but otherwise would be similar in temperament to a good kids horse.

Nothing against male riders and saying they can't ride something more challenging - the term is more to catch the attention of us wives who are looking for a horse for our husbands who wouldn't normally own a horse if it wasn't for our horse crazy nature. And our husbands wouldn't even own a horse then except for the fact that is the only way they get to spend time with us.

Now a man who wants to ride horses of his own accord wouldn't need a husband horse. So its not a sexist term, but rather a marketing term.
     
    06-03-2012, 11:50 PM
  #27
Yearling
Marketing a horse for my ex would be:
"Plug horse. Will walk calmly. Can be moved to a trot. Will take some effort to move to a canter. Will resist a gallop at all cost. Will do nothing that might create a situation that you could fall."

That woman worried almost as much about falling off as my 7 year old granddaughter did the first time I put her on a horse and walked it around. Had to get rid of her (the ex), because she was such a pain. Wanted to tell me how I could ride , because I didn't share her phobias . She rode well too, but just obsessed about getting hurt (she'd had a nasty spill in her youth from a spirited horse, but nothing broken so get over it ).
     
    06-03-2012, 11:53 PM
  #28
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Originally Posted by MyBrandy    
My husband is an awesome chef, I sucks at cooking big time... I would die of starvation is he did not cook :)
Ahhh mine too! LOL
     
    06-04-2012, 12:28 AM
  #29
Trained
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Originally Posted by Cat    
its not a sexist term, but rather a marketing term.
Exactly

When I was looking for my first horse as a re rider I would look for 'husband horse' description, because I would expect the horse listed to be a weight carrying type, who could carry a nervous larger older woman around no worries.
     
    06-04-2012, 01:05 AM
  #30
Foal
In my mind when used in that way it's a LARGE very very well broke horse.

For all the offended boys........ you are cowboys/riders when riding not husbands, but if you have one like I do... He needs one of those so called husband horses or else he will fling himself off of the horse if it goes faster then a walk without him asking and will swear it galloped and bucked him off when you are curled up in a ball laughing hysterically at him
     

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