Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: home is where my horse is
• Horses: 0
I always get some odd looks going to stores/gas stations in riding gear. At least my college is a small ag school though so it's not weird that a lot of girls are usually dressed in riding gear. And a lot of both genders are dressed in various other farm clothing.
I did get some weird looks at the airport once though... I had moved my pocket knives from my jeans to my purse after leaving the barn, and forgot by the time I was at the airport. Soo I tried to go through security and obviously my purse had to go through the xray scanner. And there was my large pocket knife (a cool one my mom had gotten me while on vacation even). So the TSA guy took it and asked if that was all and I said 'yep, should be'. Sooo they ran my purse through again.. and I had another, smaller knife in another pocket. Ooopsss. He did not look impressed. I tried to explain I was a horse kid and knives are required for barns but he just took them and left.
They did let me go through and get my flight eventually though :)
There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it is the risk, the gamble. In any event it is a thing I need.
To ride a horse, is to ride the sky