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        11-25-2012, 01:50 AM
      #2501
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    Agree - and I meant the ultimatum statement to be more in jest, although outside of its context in actual conversation I can see how it would sound mean. I already gave up my cat because of my boyfriend's allergies and I have made my stance clear about the horses. It's more of a communication that this is something I'm passionate about and will not easily give up. I have scheduled nights that I go to the barn and don't deviate outside of them. That's the way we've found works best because it's easy to plan time for time together.
         
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        11-25-2012, 12:56 PM
      #2502
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    My last relationships ended when I started being with horses - my partner disrespected my strong feelings about this lifestyle and wanted me to quit "just because", which I really took to heart and it was a strong push towards a decision that was already coming. I haven't been in a relationship since that - partially because I spend so much time with the horses and with my horsey friends, that I don't really get to see people outside my circles and I don't really know anyone I'd like to date. Except for one wonderful guy, but he's already taken. :) But I'm not bothered by that. I've always been a loner anyway, and I have very strict standards about whom I'd choose to date.
         
        11-25-2012, 01:03 PM
      #2503
    Trained
    My boyfriend has known from that start that the horses come first...hes fine with that =P

    Gypsy basically broke up me and my ex though, he got very jealous of her ! He tried to tell me I needed to spend more time with him because he was around before she was !
         
        11-25-2012, 02:58 PM
      #2504
    Weanling
    Haha! I would flip my lid if my husband told me that trucks come first, as would he if I told him horses come first. I guess it's different though because we're married, but I try to put his needs first and it makes him want to put mine first, which makes me want to put his needs first, and so goes the cycle. :) He's much more important to me than any horse could ever be. Maybe I just haven't met the right horse
         
        11-26-2012, 01:46 PM
      #2505
    Super Moderator
    So, Snickers got his monthly trim today (he's barefoot) and the farrier discovered that he had got (and erupted) not only one, but TWO huge abscesses - one in each front hoof! Poor boy, no wonder he limped so badly and so glad that I did think of soaking both of his front hooves in Epsom salts.
         
        11-26-2012, 04:23 PM
      #2506
    Weanling
    I get questioned a lot about why I still ride. Most is by old friends I used to ride with that have "grown" out of riding. They tell me I am wasting so much money on something I should have stopped years ago. They tell me I could have many more things then I do now but the other thing I WANT to spend my money on is my horse's. They keep me sain. I work full time to support myself and my horses, but I couldn't think of anything else I would want to spend my money on other then them. I work full time and some times over time and go to school full time at the end of the day when most people would want to crawl into bed I go to the barn and go ride...then fall into bed. Haha. I couldn't picture my life without my horse's.
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        11-26-2012, 06:53 PM
      #2507
    Yearling
    Me and my hubby have been together for 7 years, married for 2. We didnt have family to help us and we had a young family ourselves. We both went to college and worked full time jobs. I couldn't afford a horse with 2 kids plus my little sister to raise. I took every chance I could to go out riding and my hubby has always known it was a passion of mine. He is not a horse person and has only been on a horse once for 5 mins in a round pen in the 7 years we have been together. We recently moved to Oregon and both have awesome jobs, Im about to graduate college, everything is going perfect. My hubby went out and got me a horse. He knew how badly I wanted her and since we are finally in the position of being able to own, he actually got her for me Im not good at love advice, I got lucky but I just wanted to share that story about my non horsey hubby. BTW I totally support his motorcycle hobby as well. We worked our butts off to get to be able to do the things we love, so we totally support each other even if they are 2 totally different hobbies
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        11-26-2012, 07:01 PM
      #2508
    Foal
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    I get questioned a lot about why I still ride. Most is by old friends I used to ride with that have "grown" out of riding. They tell me I am wasting so much money on something I should have stopped years ago. They tell me I could have many more things then I do now but the other thing I WANT to spend my money on is my horse's. They keep me sain. I work full time to support myself and my horses, but I couldn't think of anything else I would want to spend my money on other then them. I work full time and some times over time and go to school full time at the end of the day when most people would want to crawl into bed I go to the barn and go ride...then fall into bed. Haha. I couldn't picture my life without my horse's.
    I completely agree!! I get asked the same questions as well, especially since a lot of lower Soldiers in the Army can't manage their money well, so everyone seems SHOCKED I can afford two at the same pay grade. But it's worth it. Every penny <3
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        11-26-2012, 07:18 PM
      #2509
    Weanling
    Joining in late - but I am very lucky my Boyfriend understands my "horsey lifestyle". It makes me happy and he likes to see me happy, he even asks to come to the barn with me and ride with me! His mom is a horse person so he understands how we are lol.

    Previously relationships ended due to my horse.. Yes, I am going to go to a horse show, if you want to come and support me, awesome, if not then okay but I won't come watch you do what ever makes you happy.... Or I would get the question "Who comes first, me or your horse?" Obviously my horse, he doesn't argue with me or hurt my feelings, my mom always told me my horse is the only boy I need... anytime I was hurt, go and hug my horse and everythings better.
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        11-27-2012, 12:20 AM
      #2510
    Foal
    Changing the subject, but I just bought my first horse and I need opinions about a name... I've attached a picture, and so far the name I like the best is Lakota. What do you guys think?
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