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View Poll Results: Would you choose your horses or other half?
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post #1 of 37 Old 12-31-2008, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Horses or signifcant other

ok just out of curiosity i was wondering if anyone has ever been faced with the ?
Its your horses or me?
ihave in the past and well hes gone but i want to know other peoples stance on that would you sell your beloved ponies for the love of your life ?

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post #2 of 37 Old 12-31-2008, 08:36 PM
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Since I've had my husband for over 20 years and my horse for only about 3, I'd have to chose my husband. I did vote for just getting along because my husband has his own horse and enjoys them just as much as I do.

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post #3 of 37 Old 12-31-2008, 10:47 PM
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Vida Im in the same boat of bliss hehe, hubby 15 yrs, and horse 6 mo. and he has one too so if mine went his would too LOL!
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post #4 of 37 Old 12-31-2008, 10:54 PM
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IMHO Keep the horses, if it is your true love he will not make you choose!
post #5 of 37 Old 12-31-2008, 10:55 PM
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I wouldn't wanna choose. I've had my horses for longer than my other half but I don't think that matters much for me. However, if he made me choose just because he felt like it..well that's rotten and he'd be gone.

I did choose the get along one though.

I don't think (At least I hope he wouldn't) Ryan would ever do that though! I think he enjoys playing with them with me. He seems pretty happy doing it considering they don't have gas engines...

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post #6 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 12:16 AM
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I had my horses, gave them up (sort of) for a man and have always regretted it. Granted he turned out to be a very bad choice all around and because of him I would have had no choice but to sell them at a certain point anyway. But I hated myself for it for quite a while afterward and I would never get involved with a man again who would make me choose or put my horse life in danger in any way.
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post #7 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MINIATURE SHETLANDS View Post
IMHO Keep the horses, if it is your true love he will not make you choose!
My thoughts exactly. My first true love was a horse so no man could ever take his place. Plus, I have had horses in my life since I was born and I don't know what I would do without them. Probably go nuts and end up in the looney bin. LOL
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post #8 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 07:22 AM
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Totally depends on the reason it was said. Theres many many reasons why I'd chose a person over an animal. How long I've had horses would not play any part in it. If I thought it was a good reason to give them up would.
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post #9 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 09:27 AM
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I don't have a horse, but I'd choose the man if it was a health issue, money, things like that. If he just didn't like them, he could get over it :)

I wouldn't choose a horse I loved above a person I love, I'm afraid. The latter is harder to come by and would give me a more meaningful relationship.

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post #10 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 09:30 AM
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Oh, come on. Your human isn't your significant other if you're giving him up for a horse, is he? I cannot believe a horse would be the reason a couple would break up. One of the problems, yes. But not the sole reason a couple breaks up.

If you're talking about breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend because they don't share your interests in things like horses that's one thing. It's a whole 'nother thing to end a marriage, especially with children involved.

If you're spending so much time with your horses that your husband/boyfriend, etc., says you're spending obsessing then I think it's important to evaluate your behavior.

I doubt, though, that horses are commonly the sole cause of a relationship's end.

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