Originally Posted by coffeeaddict
know they look **** sexy on a horse and take advantage of the fact that they are in a highly sought after minority. Can't say I really blame them, they have the market cornered for sure.
My point exactly. Can't comment on the player side though. It could be that a guy is going through so many girls because he just hasn't found the right one that doesn't want to give up. I've known women who have a new guy every month, or 2 or 3 or 4 :)), but I digress.
While almost all the males I know are riding some form of Wester (with or without a horn :)) ), they represent a significant minority in what Lt. Pete Mitchell (Maverick - "Top Gun") would call a "target rich environment" :))
Ok that might sound like a player statement, but what else would you call it. If I walk along a trail (not common for me, but it happens), on a low horse traffic day, I'll find at least a 2-1 ration. More likely to find a day when I'm the only male around. And a guy is seldom at a loss for finding a riding partner, since there's almost always a female around who will gladly go riding with you. I just ride to places more than trails, so I rarely run into anyone then.
But I'll confess to putting off some of my non equestrian friends (which means most of my friends). When they set me up with someone I always ask her if she likes to ride, or seriously wants to learn. If not, I'm really not interested. I can see the handwriting on the wall of having to deal with a girlfriend who's having to deal with me going riding without her. A past time shared by mostly women who are usually in good shape and share a common passion (horses and riding) with me. I don't even want to imagine dealing with that.
Did the insanely jealous wife and equally jealous girlfriend routine already. Not something I care to do again.
So don't be too hard on men who are interested in the single ladies that ride. We might just realize what's best for us in looking for a prospective partner. :) And if we're looking good it's not all bad for the ladies :)