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View Poll Results: Would you choose your horses or other half?
Horses For sure!!! 15 36.59%
Other half hands down! 5 12.20%
cant they just learn to get along 21 51.22%
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post #11 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 10:34 AM
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Hmmm...I agree with Joshie that if that your significant other tells you "it is your horse or me" that is not the only problem with the relationship. Horses may be the most visible problem but I sure there are many more underlying issues. I have had horses my whole life and have been married for 4 years. My husband fully understood my involvement with horses and he himself grew up on a horse farm. My husband is as deeply involved exhibition poultry (yes, show chickens) as I am with my horses. My horses and his chickens do cause a stress on our relationship but is more due to financial matters, not the time either of us spend with our loves.

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post #12 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 11:19 AM
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You have to learn to live with both. My significant other will have to agree with me having and working with my horse. Horses are just so therapeutic. They teach you so much about life and remind you regularly of all the things we have and should be thankful for and the relationship.

I have ended a relationship in the past with a fella who didn't agree whatsoever with me having horses as part of my life. To him it wasn't even up for discussion so I simply ended things
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post #13 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 01:35 PM
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IMHO Keep the horses, if it is your true love he will not make you choose!
I totally agree with this statement!

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'" ~ Jeremiah 29:11



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post #14 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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wow what great responses I was just curious I had a boyfriend that insisted I get rit of my old horse I told him he would go first and well he did .. the funny thing about that is we're really good friends now and he understands my view on that a hole lot better then he did..
The one now just sees them as a finacial burden, he's never come out and said him or the horses. However when we talked about moving in together he was very to the point that I pay to much to keep them. My response to him was I would consider getting rit of them if someone gave me a good enough reason to. He still around but hasnt given me a good enough reason yet

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post #15 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 03:15 PM
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You have to see from their view as well. Why would one pay so much money into a hobby when all you do is come home dirty smelling like horse poo not mentioning the amount of injuries you get quite regularly from the sport.
In a sense I could see how one who does not understand horses would think of it negatively BUT I have also had relationships with gents where their was so much care and love in the relationship that horses were never an issue. Someone who truly cares about WILL NOT ask you to leave something you are so passionate about.
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post #16 of 37 Old 01-01-2009, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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I do agree my2 geldings he doesnt completely understand but I explained I don't understand his hunting but its his thing and I just go with it ...i see it from his point I just want a better reason then they cost you alot of money like maybe a little more of commitment befor I give up my four leggers for a two

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post #17 of 37 Old 01-03-2009, 11:30 PM
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My vote was I would have to give up my horse. But the only reason my husband would ask me to sell my baby is if our financials got so bad that it ended up being our house or my horse. We ahave a child and I feel I would need to give up my passion of horses for awhile if it meant us staying in our house. But that is the only reason he would ask me to give up my boy. He does not ride or even come out to the barn more then 1-2 times a year, but he loves it when I come home all pumped up over a great ride!! I love both my men in my life!! Lol

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post #18 of 37 Old 01-03-2009, 11:35 PM
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I said both. My bf is even planing my horse related life and what horse i'm going to get and how that all is going to work. It's funny especially cus i've only taken him riding twice
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post #19 of 37 Old 01-04-2009, 01:42 AM
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I think that horse ownership is about more than property. It is more like a way of life. It becomes a part of your personality (at least for me anyway), so therefore, it is a part of me that must be accepted by all the people in my life. Not all the people in my life like horses or wanna be a part of it...acceptance is the key though.
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post #20 of 37 Old 01-04-2009, 03:32 PM
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And that's exactly it. I would never expect my significant other to be in love with horses like I am or to even like them for that matter BUT I would expect him to at least support me (not financial support) with my passion for horses.
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