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post #1 of 22 Old 05-12-2009, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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10 Things that Prove You Have Horses

Now don't feel limited to just 10! This is what happens to the brain of an 18 yr old when she has 9 horses.

1) I know the foaling date, age and location of every one of my papered horses, but can't remember my own/family's birthdays or how old my brother is.

2) When I open my car door, a swarm of flies come out in the summer. I have yet to figure out why that happens.

3) The vet is placed above immediate family on my emergency numbers in my phone. I also have office, cell, and pager numbers memorized.

4) My purse is an Ariat grooming tote (which is awesome, btw). It always has at least one hoofpick, curry comb, and a pound of horse hair in it, with a bit of snot as an accent.

5) My only long term relationship with a man is a 26yr old Anglo Arab gelding who I've had since I was 12.

6) I've yelled at someone before and my horse's name has come out instead of theirs.

7) I pull change from my pocket, and hay falls out.

8) I've asked a pregnant woman when she was foaling.

9) I've told my dogs, my car, and other people "Woah!" while trying to get them to wait up or slow down.

10) I believe there is no more beautiful smell in the world than the tack room of an old wood barn or a tack shop.
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post #2 of 22 Old 05-12-2009, 09:20 AM
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hahaha I can relate to a lot of those. I tell my kids to wooaaaah all the time. Another thing is when I go to get in the shower at night I have a bra full of hay . It is not unusual to find tack in anything thing that belongs to me....bedroom, vehicle, purse. One thing I do too...you know how when youre asking your horse to move his butt over you sorta tap on it...I have caught myself many times trying to do that to my kids or other animals.
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post #3 of 22 Old 05-12-2009, 10:27 AM
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LOL, the hay is everywhere and the hair in the spring. How about the car w/ random tack in it? Or the extra riding bra, just in case? My poor boyfriend swept his bathroom this winter, when I got there he was like "there was like a pound of hay on my floor" ooops . The list goes on.... Actually I whistle for my niece or tell her to heel that gets great reactions when we're out and about.
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post #4 of 22 Old 05-12-2009, 10:39 AM
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Wow I can relate to 90% of those. I love my Ariat mini tote "purse"
Horse cookies do not go through the laundry well so make sure you get all the little bits out of your pockets.
The whole office staff at my vets know me by name and I know theirs. My speed dial is in alphabetical order though so my farrier is #1

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Ha ha ha, SOOOOOOO TURE!!!!!!!!!!

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post #6 of 22 Old 05-12-2009, 02:30 PM
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- My car has hay permanently imbedded into the trunk compartment (note to others, use a garbage bag when transporting hay)

- I tell others to "whoa" or "easy" when they're going too fast.

- I have clicked at the dog and cat to get them to move

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post #7 of 22 Old 05-12-2009, 03:20 PM
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-- I will pick up, break open, and even sniff a horse nugget, but you have to beat me with a stick to get me to clean up the dogs' mess.

-- I can tack up a horse but I can't put gas in a car

-- I have a tendency to 'gallop' instead of run. My dad compares this to Charlie Chaplain.

-- I have strong urges to herd cattle.

-- My perfume is called 'Manure and Sweaty Horses'

-- I will whistle and click to herd my dog out of the way.

-- I will whistle and click to herd my brothers out of the way

-- Given the chance, I will stop and pet every single horse I see because there 'pretty'

-- Hay is my favorite hair accessory

-- You have to drag me kicking in screaming to the mall, but I will speed to the tack and feed shop

-- I will wear clothes down to the bare threads, but anything my horses wear must be in good condition

-- I can name and tell you the use of every single piece of tack I own, yet I have troubles locating the windshield wipers on the car.

-- My idea of a fun job is mucking pastures and walking fence lines.

-- Vet wrap has almost as many uses as duct tape

-- I can tie near anything together with bale twine

-- 50 pound feed bags don't faze me

-- Manes and tails have to be perfect, no matter how bad my bed head is.

-- I have used the phrase "I have poop between my toes" before.

-- I've set up horse jumps for the dog

-- The concept of 'chores' and 'dishes' alludes me

Wait! I'll fix it....

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post #8 of 22 Old 05-12-2009, 03:22 PM
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The washing machine and dryer are regularly full of hay and horse hair.
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post #9 of 22 Old 05-12-2009, 05:03 PM
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All of my jeans have the perpetual brown stain on the inside of the calf where I am in contact with their side and end up with the crust of sweat, dirt, and horsehair after a hard day's ride.

I have had to have a tetanus shot 3 times cause I cut myself with a hoof knife..............................3 times.

I, too, can connect anything with baling wire or twine and make it hold until hell freezes over.

There is no smell on earth better than horse sweat mixed with sage brush after a rain.

I have had 2 toes broken by horse hooves. :/

I can often be seen with a stick of alfalfa in my mouth instead of chewing gum.

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post #10 of 22 Old 05-12-2009, 07:30 PM
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I am loving this thread! My husband and co-workers always pick the hay out of my hair. Not good for a hairdstylist!
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