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post #1 of 13 Old 06-04-2012, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hubby trotted for the first time today..

My husband isn't a horse man.... he's a football man - he lives and breathes the Gaelic games. Horses... just not his thing. When we have the horses home he gives out stink about them.. yet when he thinks nobody is looking he wanders over to Bandit just to give him a scratch and pat.

Anyway, today he decided he wanted to ride, so I got Simba and Bandit ready and up he got. Off he went on Bandit.. who is as safe as a house.. and while I was finishing up Simba for my daughter he started shoutin for me. Proud as punch he was... he trotted for the first time.

I'm slightly amused, but quite happy that he is buzzing about his achievement. He has only ridden a handful of times, is quite nervous but took it upon himself to move on...might have something to do with the 5 year old being able to trot on her pony....

For all the wives with nonhorsey husbands, I'm sure you all can understand why I'm delighted He'd just better not think he is getting any rights to my Bandit

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-04-2012, 05:47 PM
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Haha! I know what you mean Im trying to get my other half into horses. He, shall we say 'tollorates' them because he knows how much I love horses and now I have my own horse rosie he knows im going to want him to get a bit more 'involved' he's convinced it wont happen but I see the 'progress' he's making every time he's near a horse lol
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When I started going with him he only showed interest in them to get into my good books... now our long term plan is to move back to Canada, buy a bit of land and he wants a horse of his own. He was so darn chuffed with himself yesterday, but in fairness Bandit is a right trooper puttin up with him :) haha
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-05-2012, 04:13 PM
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I'm incredibly lucky, my spouse has always wanted to ride but never had a chance. I've been encouraging him, had him takes lessons and bought him a horse for our wedding anniversary. He was peacock proud the first time he went around the arena LOL.

Maple, the seed of horse crazyness is planted in your husband, just keep it watered with praise
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-05-2012, 05:12 PM
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Get him on a Tennessee walker, he'll enjoy riding. Loose clothing + male anatomy + trotting DO NOT MIX,
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Get him on a Tennessee walker, he'll enjoy riding. Loose clothing + male anatomy + trotting DO NOT MIX,
try being a new rider on a western saddle trotting a Friesian/Morgan former carriage horse whose idea of trot=CHARGE.

Seriously, I did try and get him to ride a walker and I warned him about how difficult trotting a draft cross would be. But he fell in love with the Friesians we saw at a stallion expo-now why couldn't he have fallen for a nice paint or QH or walker??? Anyway, I found him a "poor man's" draft cross and he is learning to handle the big motion. I told him if he learns to sit that wide ride he will be able to sit most any horse
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luckily my husband likes horses
And helps me out

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-05-2012, 07:47 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS! Now you have an extra excuse to buy another horse & more horse stuff! LOL
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-05-2012, 07:58 PM
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Yea, I'm not sure I will ever be able to get my husband back on a horse after my last horse spooked and my husband fell off, pulling me on top of him. Maybe one day. Congrats though!
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-06-2012, 08:06 AM
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That's why we see those ads for-Husband Horses-we don't want them having a bad experience.
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