So someone tells me today, "You sure have a obsession with your horse" - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
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post #21 of 33 Old 06-06-2012, 04:02 PM
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I don't talk much about my horses to non horse people. Heck, I don't even talk to horse people much about my horses. If they ask, I'll answer. It is a passion. Not a lot of people can say they have a passion. They have hobbies but not a deep passion. Horses are expensive and a lot of work, but I can't picture my life without them. It would be very difficult to deal with and a hollowness would always remain.
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post #22 of 33 Old 06-06-2012, 04:14 PM
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Don't let anyone rain on your parade :) . Horses are a privilege in which that person is obviously unaware of. Post a pic of you two together Miss Obsession
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post #23 of 33 Old 06-06-2012, 05:16 PM
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I guess I just surround myself with people who appreciate what my obsession is. If they aren't into horses or animals in general, then I have nothing really to talk to them about (ok my kids are a good subject). Love me....Love my Horses!
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post #24 of 33 Old 06-06-2012, 05:22 PM
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I guess I just surround myself with people who appreciate what my obsession is. If they aren't into horses or animals in general, then I have nothing really to talk to them about (ok my kids are a good subject). Love me....Love my Horses!
I like how you think. The more people I meet the more I enjoy my animals..
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post #25 of 33 Old 06-06-2012, 05:25 PM
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One more.

"Yes, mastering riding and horsemanship requires obssesive attention. For me, it's totally worth it."

Several people on this board have a quote in the sig lines about riding is not a gentle hobby, to be put down or taken up like a hand of cards, but a grand obssession. That's a paraphrase, but it's a very good and accurate quote.
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post #26 of 33 Old 06-06-2012, 05:27 PM
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Just reply, "Naming my kids Secretariat, Ruffian & Zenyatta does NOT make me obsessed!"

"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."
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post #27 of 33 Old 06-06-2012, 05:30 PM
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“Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.


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post #28 of 33 Old 06-06-2012, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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I did end up responding and said. "Better horses than drugs or booze"
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post #29 of 33 Old 06-06-2012, 08:20 PM
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There is nothing wrong with being horse crazy or obessed with horses as long as you dont bore somebody to death talking about it. I didnt realize this until my boyfriend only talked about dirtbikes. however this person needs to be respectful of your passion for horses
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post #30 of 33 Old 06-06-2012, 08:22 PM
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The correct answer is "yeah, so?"

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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