Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
All the (western) horse guys that I know avoid the barns like the plague. There are lots of reasons, but the top few are...
- Barn drama. It's often more like going to the fights than going riding.
- Everyone thinks they are an expert rider/trainer/instructor/breeder and they don't hesitate to tell you that.
- Everyone also has the greatest horse in the world, and then goes on to tell you how many times they've been thrown off.
- Guys are 'saddle up and go' types...ladies take forever before they're ready to go. When I trailer to a barn to ride with the ladies, I make it a point to show up 30 minutes late, and after unloading and tacking up, my mares and I are still standing around waiting to go.
Sorry ladies, us guys are happy just wandering the roads and trails, practicing with the cows, having a fun, relaxing day, and putting our feet up, having a beer, and some nice conversation.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.