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post #1 of 12 Old 08-04-2009, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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You know you're a horse owner when...

I work in Manhattan. I was leaving work last night, and while walking to the parking garage, I got a whiff of horse poop from a nearby carriage horse. I found myself inhaling to take in the horse smell and had to laugh as I thought how many non-horse people would find that very wrong. Please tell me I'm not alone in my desire to enjoy horses, even if it is just smelling the poop!
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-04-2009, 06:38 PM
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Oh my gosh I am so there with you! When driving down the road my head practically rotates 360 to catch a glimpse of a horse in a field. And mucking out my barn is the best stress reliever for my corporate job that I have ever found. I love it!
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-05-2009, 03:10 AM
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I must admit, I love the smell of horse dung. There's something just so earthy and natural about it that is very relaxing. The same thing with horse hair and sweat. Makes me happy. lol, I'm weird too, I guess.

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post #4 of 12 Old 08-05-2009, 07:46 AM
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Yup with you on that one.... Horse poop smells .... good lol
I think it has to do with what you associate with the smell nice rides on ur fav horse ect

I also like the smell of cow poop lol. I grew up on a farm & we bred cattle and i had my horses and everytime i smell cow poop usually its a cattle truck in front of me it reminds me of where i grew up.

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post #5 of 12 Old 08-05-2009, 08:34 AM
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I work in Manhattan. I was leaving work last night, and while walking to the parking garage, I got a whiff of horse poop from a nearby carriage horse. I found myself inhaling to take in the horse smell and had to laugh as I thought how many non-horse people would find that very wrong. Please tell me I'm not alone in my desire to enjoy horses, even if it is just smelling the poop!
That just brought a smile to me. Just the sight of a horse or scent of one makes me smile. I remember as a youngster (and I'm afraid even now) that as driving along a highway, I think of myself on horseback cantering across the field outside my car window.

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post #6 of 12 Old 08-05-2009, 12:07 PM
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Oh Yea! You have to pick out the hay from your purse, the back seat of your truck always has a halter and lead there, you actually try a piece of the new horses treat you purchased.

When my mom was in the last stages of cancer, time away from the house was very limited. I'd go days, sometimes weeks before I could get down to the barn and say a one on one hello to my boys. I'd rub my hands and press my face into their fur. Back at the house I'd put off washing my hands as long as possible, just would sit and breathe in that wonderful smell off my hands. They smell so wonderful and it was a breath of peace and sanity.
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-05-2009, 01:22 PM
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oh my YES I know EXACTLY how you all feel, I am the same way! jakeanddai mentioned above about the stress relief...I have a corporate position as well, and it is SO nice to go to the barn and brush my horse and take in the smells of the barn -- it's a great change from being professional and dressed up and sitting in front of a computer all day (like I'm doing now, why do you think I get on here at lunch every day too?!)

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post #8 of 12 Old 08-05-2009, 01:23 PM
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Oh and PS, I have a horse shoe in my office as well, to remind me of the barn while I'm here!! Funniest part about that...my horse has always been and is barefoot, so it's not even her shoe LOL...I asked her farrier if he had any extras he was going to throw away and he gave it to me. When I told him I was taking it to my office he looked at me like I was crazy!! LOL But it's such a nice relief to see it sitting there on my window sill and I sit and wonder what my horse must be doing right now (eating grass in her pasture up the road, not a difficult thing to figure out haha!)

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post #9 of 12 Old 08-05-2009, 01:32 PM
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On my way driving to school (4 hours through Amish Country) I did a wolf whistle at a stunning horse who was galloping through a field.

You eat food with horse dirt caked on your fingers while everyone else stares at you in horror. My boyfriend told me that I had to come out to dinner with our friends, I said that I was sore and tired, but super hungry. So, I came, and started eating, and they just all stopped and stared.

When I get bored I wonder what my critter is doing, especially during storms.

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post #10 of 12 Old 08-05-2009, 09:37 PM
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You eat food with horse dirt caked on your fingers while everyone else stares at you in horror.
HILARIOUS!!! (and true)

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