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post #1 of 87 Old 11-20-2010, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Not enough male riders!!! ):

I'm sure there has been a thread about this already somewhere... but oh well. Heres just some of my random thoughts... Haha.
Has anyone noticed that there are tons of professional, competitive male riders... but there is no male riders, that are... casual/pleasure riders? It sucks!
I have moved my horse from barn to barn, and I've met about 3 male riders in total... very depressing, haha. But when I visited a very expensive, competitive barn there was tons of male riders! :s

It's also funny how as soon as an attractive guy (or any guy, for that matter) enters a barn he gets mauled by girls haha... It seems like every girls dream is to have a boyfriend that loves horses... And it's understandable, because I would totally be one of those girls myself! Of course I'm too shy to actually say anything, but I'd definitely notice them haha. :p

My last two boyfriends that I brought to the barn with me absolutely hated it... It took soo much convincing just to bring them out there with me. They were little city wimps, and hated the smell, poop etc. Also one of them was extremely scared of the horses and wouldn't come near them... ITS JUST... uuuughhh! I'd just like to mention that they are EX boyfriends now.. ha..haha.. I'm not really into guys that are afraid to get a little dirty, and that spend more hours in front of the mirror than me.

I think my advice to a guy that is looking to find a girl/get a girlfriend would be: take horseback riding lessons.
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post #2 of 87 Old 11-20-2010, 01:27 AM
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It would be so cool to have a horsey boyfriend. There are never, ever any though. Especially in English riding, they all do PoloX or stock stuff (I imagine there are some doing Western in the US).

I'd even be happy with a horsey friend. I'm 20 now, and all horsey people seem to be under 16 or over 40. I wish there were some people my age that I could have that in common with, all my friends just think its ridiculous to even have a horse.
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post #3 of 87 Old 11-20-2010, 02:06 AM
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I'm a male, I'm 17 and I love to English ride, I like jumping and dressage and just riding for fun. And I especially love horses.
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post #4 of 87 Old 11-20-2010, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Katesrider011 View Post
I'm a male, I'm 17 and I love to English ride, I like jumping and dressage and just riding for fun. And I especially love horses.
Hahaha okay so you are one of very few people.

Do you by any chance get mauled by girls/and or have a girlfriend!? Haha!!

Good to know there are some riders that ride because they love horses, and not for competition. :)
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post #5 of 87 Old 11-20-2010, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Katie4469 View Post

Do you by any chance get mauled by girls/and or have a girlfriend!? Haha!!
Nah to both, but I don't really date, :P which is probably why some people think I'm gay. But I'm really not.
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post #6 of 87 Old 11-20-2010, 02:32 AM
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My bf has a sister who has horses haha I think it may be closest I will get to a guy with horses.
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post #7 of 87 Old 11-20-2010, 02:57 AM
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I've never dated a guy that was a genuine horse person. There was one guy that I almost dated who LIKED horses and RODE, but he was an awful rider. All the others would either never come near the horses, or if they did, it was only to pet them on the other side of the fence. I have managed to get at least 2 of them to SIT on a horse though! :)

I'm so busy, I don't know if I've found a rope... or lost my horse...
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post #8 of 87 Old 11-20-2010, 04:05 AM
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My best friend rides horses and English to, and his a guy...So theres I find theres plenty male riders the question is wether there straight. Maybe thats just in my phases though!

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post #9 of 87 Old 11-20-2010, 05:09 AM
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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.

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post #10 of 87 Old 11-20-2010, 05:30 AM
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Ah, that's why it's great when you date women, lol
Though I never really come across many other out lesbian horsewomen, either...
But girls in general seem to tend to be more interested in horses and riding. Even when they probably will never be as into them as the rest of us are, I'm at least very thankful that my girlfriend is willing to learn!

It is certainly a rare event to come across a guy anywhere near my age group who rides or is even at all interested in giving it a try. Most of them are all like "Oh that's for girls" or "That's gay", which makes no sense to me, really. What's more manly than a big tough-as-nails cowboy? lol
Besides, how could they possibly not get that riding would get them all the ladies? Who cares what all the other guys think, that should be what matters
Anyway, just my input
I'd definitely love to see more guys around the barn. Especially in the English world, now that's freaking cool.
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