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post #11 of 15 Old 08-13-2010, 01:08 AM
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I ride for the horses. Yes it may sound corny, but it is the truth.

You see, in real life, I am completely independent. But others call it severe shyness. I like to think of it as independent because you don't sound crazy, but smart when people ask about it.

But something changes when it comes to horses. I get around one, and the walls and the shyness go away. I would run through wall after wall of fire just to be around a horse for a minute. To me they are people who speak horseinese (as my previous instructor called it). I almost think horseinese is my first language. It doesn't matter if I've known the horse for 5 years or 30 seconds, I can speak to a horse better than I can talk to a human. Actually, I think horses have helped improve my socialization skills. I have actually picked up conversations on trail rides with people I have never seen before.

Some people think I have an unheallthy obsession with horses. I just call it my independent passion.
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I ride for the horses. Yes it may sound corny, but it is the truth.

You see, in real life, I am completely independent. But others call it severe shyness. I like to think of it as independent because you don't sound crazy, but smart when people ask about it.

But something changes when it comes to horses. I get around one, and the walls and the shyness go away. I would run through wall after wall of fire just to be around a horse for a minute. To me they are people who speak horseinese (as my previous instructor called it). I almost think horseinese is my first language. It doesn't matter if I've known the horse for 5 years or 30 seconds, I can speak to a horse better than I can talk to a human. Actually, I think horses have helped improve my socialization skills. I have actually picked up conversations on trail rides with people I have never seen before.

Some people think I have an unheallthy obsession with horses. I just call it my independent passion.
I am the same way. I am always the guy standing around not saying anything when someone I don't know is around,( my wife usually talks enough to make up for my slack anyway) but bring horses up and all the sudden my vocal cords start working.

Just the same I am far more comfortable with horses or dogs than I am people.
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I am the same way. I am always the guy standing around not saying anything when someone I don't know is around,( my wife usually talks enough to make up for my slack anyway) but bring horses up and all the sudden my vocal cords start working.

Just the same I am far more comfortable with horses or dogs than I am people.
I can't forget about my doggie either! He is the "family pet", but everybody knows who he belongs too.

Yeah, I'm pretty glad my instructor is one of those people who has to tell elaborate stories, not just the answer to your question. Once I scared a lady because she didn't know I was in the room until they brought up horses and I started talking out of nowhere. She shrieked like a little girl. It was pretty funny.
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lol that's pretty funny I guess my whole pride thing gets me on my whole I LOVE YOU HORSIE keeps me goin ;D

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My dad was my mentor. He trained QH's when he was young, and pushed me to the limit when I was a kid. Not a day goes by that I do not think of him when I am riding. Very fondly. ) His legacy lives on with my niece and her daughter, as well as my daughter.
Oh-and mom is a different kind of inspiration-she hated horses, resented the time and $$ spent on them,(she told me so CONSTANTLY) as well as the time my dad and I spent together and the relationship we had because of them. I think I still ride to spite her sort of.....sounds silly, but she always just shook her head in disgust that I was STILL riding-after 20 years of marriage and 3 kids (that was years ago when she still knew who I was..... ).
I am blessed to have a spouse who is every bit as supportive as dad, even tho he is VERY allergic to them. He inspires me from afar.....

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