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  • Hunter over fences stereotypes
  • "horse girls are crazy"

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    05-21-2011, 01:09 AM
Eh, I don't really let those types of people bother me anymore. People who make blatant statements about some stereotype are telling you more about themselves than they are about you.
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    05-21-2011, 01:12 AM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
Eh, I don't really let those types of people bother me anymore. People who make blatant statements about some stereotype are telling you more about themselves than they are about you.
That's true.
    05-21-2011, 01:23 AM
Kates, there is nothing sexier than a man that can ride a horse well! How is that for a sterotype?
    05-21-2011, 12:43 PM
Haha I'll take that :P
    05-21-2011, 01:06 PM
The biggest one that irks me is the 'riding is cruel' claims.

I pay thousands upon thousands of dollars each year so my horse is healthy and happy, and they have the audacity to say that me riding for an hour, three times a week is CRUEL!? I mean come on! My horse has it better than alot of humans out there I'm sure.

Yes, you can ignore them, but still. Having someone spout cruelty claims with no knowledge is annoying, if not a bit hurtful after a while. It's like someone saying that your being a bad mother when you put your kid in time out.
    05-21-2011, 01:39 PM
Originally Posted by sarahver    
Mine is kind of unusual.

I hate it when guys feel the need to roll their eyes and say "oh your a HORSIE girl. My ex was into horses and she was crazy. Horse girls are crazy."

You know what? I don't want to hear about your ex and her stupid horse and how crazy she was. Talk about that again and I will punch you in the face.

All horse girls are crazy, pffffft. No idea where THAT stereotype came from.

Haha, my ex-boyfriend (after I dumped him) said he would never date a horse girl ever again because all we cared about were our horses (erm...duh?), and what did he do? Started dating another horse girl. The new boyfriend however fully appreciates my want, need, and desire for horses and totally gets it when I say "Im at the barn, Ill call you when Im home." Plus it doesnt hurt he used to show horses when he was younger haha.

And I agree, I don't know where the crazy horse girl thing came from
    05-21-2011, 02:06 PM
I hate it when people think that ALL horse people are catty or insane. Granted, a lot of barns are like that, but I think it's unfair to label all of us crazy. I'm now volunteering at a therapy barn, and everybody there is fantastic. Knowledgeable and professional, but laid back and not snotty at all. Stereotype broken.

Another one is when I'm labeled a bitch because I tend to open my mouth when I happen to see animals that are being mistreated. I come across as nosy, but you know what? I don't care who's animal it is or who's property it's on. You do NOT mistreat an animal in front of me. If I'm labeled an eeevil animal welfare advocate, so be it.
    05-21-2011, 08:26 PM
Ya know I've never heard of the "crazy horse lady" stereotype LOL so this is the first I've heard of it... Luckily I already have a boyfriend to take the place of any loooosers who say that horse girls are crazy and coo-coo for pony puffs.
What do they mean by crazy anywho? Like needy and stalker-ish crazy or "omg my horse did this today" crazy? (which doesn't sound crazy at all I think it's a pretty normal conversation for anyone who spends their time around horses)

Its just funny to think of a 'horse girl' stalker a 1100lbs animal cloaked in camouflage hidden behind a shrub in your boyfriend's back yard.. but the shrub keeps getting smaller because you can't see the horse behind it eating it! Lol!
    05-21-2011, 09:17 PM
LOL! My hubby says I'm the crazy horse lady....I tell him he is jealous because he isn't the number 1 stud in my life

He also calls me a "Madam" and "Pimp" because I stand stallions. Yeah, he thinks he's pretty funny...

When I was younger I showed my old school QH's in EVERYTHING. It was really annoying to hear the english riders & jumpers snickering "look at her on that 14'2" thing, no way it can jump". It wasn't gorgeous but we weren't doing hunter over fences, we were jumping and when it came to timed jump-offs, that 14'2" quarter could smoke a jump course and never once refused
    05-21-2011, 09:27 PM
Loving something that can kill or injure you .....

Cra·zy (krz)adj. cra·zi·er, cra·zi·est 1. Affected with madness; insane.
2. Informal Departing from proportion or moderation, especially:a. Possessed by enthusiasm or excitement: The crowd at the game went crazy.
b. Immoderately fond; infatuated: was crazy about boys.
c. Intensely involved or preoccupied: is crazy about cars and racing.
d. Foolish or impractical; senseless:

Yer I'm one of "those" Crazy horse girls :P

I also hate the "oh you have horses? You must be rich ..."
HA! No I sacrifice partying , shopping & spending in general for my horses lol

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