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post #101 of 119 Old 07-20-2012, 01:41 PM
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"Jou JUMP with your horse?? OMG, isnt't that cruel - you must be forcing him over the jumps and no horse jumps around in nature!!"

And this was actually a true phrase.
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post #102 of 119 Old 07-21-2012, 04:07 PM
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This was actually while ago, but I once brought my friend down with me to my barn because she had told me that she always loved horses and wanted to see mine. Anyway, the barn owner was gone on vacation or something so I was feeding for the night. My friend really wanted to help so I asked her if she would go grab me a flake of hay. I cracked up when she brought back a handful of hay and asked "Does this look like enough?"

The thing that nonhorsey people say that bugs me the most though is the "Horseback riding is not a sport. The horse does all the work while you just sit there!"
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post #103 of 119 Old 07-21-2012, 08:35 PM
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ive heard "so its a pony, it grows up to be a horse right?" so i said politly no ponies are ponies and horses are horses. and then i got "but whys that one so small?" cause its a pony
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post #104 of 119 Old 07-21-2012, 10:05 PM
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Everybody thinks that my two miniatures are my mare's foals and always asks if they're twins. It just makes me chuckle.

My non-savvy husband made a face when I told him I was naming my horse "Éowyn" - I told him he could call her "Wyn" if he wanted. He said "Ok, Winnie the Pooh!" I just about threw up. :P Oh and then he had the bright idea that he wants to get a Clydesdale (because they're 'cool') and name it Bucky or Bitey. :P I love him, but sometimes...
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"Oh, I'm looking at some stallions online."

"Stallions? Is that your favorite breed?"

I giggled, and we both laughed after I explained what a Stallion was.
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Oh and then he had the bright idea that he wants to get a Clydesdale (because they're 'cool') and name it Bucky or Bitey. :P I love him, but sometimes...
My boyfriend wants something along the lines of a Gypsy Vanner or a Clydesdale when we get our own place. His reasoning is about the same, haha. Plus, his favorite part about them, "they have such hairy feet!"
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post #107 of 119 Old 07-21-2012, 11:36 PM
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My personal favorite: you're moving? What are you going to do with your horses???!

Let them out to roam the neighborhood loose and starve. No you idiot, im going to take them with me. What did you think I was going to do?

Wow....
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post #108 of 119 Old 07-22-2012, 12:00 AM
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I was late to work once because nico got out when I was having electric fence issues. My boss says "so why don't you put those shackle things on his feet so he can't walk"
Yes.... because that's a better idea than fixing my fence.

Cracks me up that my bf insists you can NEVER ever walk behind a horse. Most dangerous thing on the planet. I keep explaining, he keeps insisting im being careless.

"You have a female? Why don't you breed her?"
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Alright I got a whole list from my kids. I teach beginners and I adore everyone of them or I wouldn't have them as students! But they do make me laugh on occasion.

'Do they always go this fast?' (the horse is walking)
'Did you see me gallop?' (the horse is doing a fast trot)
'You clean that!! GROSS! I'm not touching that!' (Oh yes you are...)
'Which one is the western saddle?' Me 'the one with the horn.' 'Saddles have horns? Where, I don't see one.'

One day I had the farrier out my horses are super well behaved and I had to use the bathroom. I like to have my students with me when I have the farrier or vet out because I feel it is good training for them. Well the student I had out was brand new and we hadn't had much of a chance to go over what a farrier does. I went in to use the bathroom. While I was in there she comes barging in, completely panicked "You have to get out here right away he's cutting off their feet!" It took me 10mins to calm her down. I had told her he was coming out to trim their hoofs, she didn't know what a hoof was and thought the horse was going to get a haircut! It was only her second lesson, now the first lesson I have is all basic terminology and ground work. Those kids sure make my life interesting.

And this is not posted in a mean or mocking spirit. Everyone of us should laugh at some of the silly things we did or said. When I was 7 years old I ripped a comb out of my Aunts hands and screamed (yes I did scream and cried too) 'You are mean! Stop ripping her hair out!' She was pulling the mane to make it even I just had never seen it before.

*Failbhe, my husband wants to desperately get a mule and name it 'Jackie O'Asses.' I keep asking him WHY WHY WHY. And he says the same thing 'Cause it will be cool! And it will be my little buddy.' I am terrified one day I will breakdown and give into this.

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Non-horsey people who own a mare and insist they are not breeders, because they are only going to breed once.

People who think mares 'want' to be mothers and it's cruel not to breed them.

People who think it's ok to leave a colt in with its dam for years. After all, he wouldn't breed his mother, would he?

People who think all Gypsies are Vanners. "Vanner" is a name coined by one fellow in Florida, who decided to start his own registry by that name. Comparatively few are vanners.

People who ask of Gypsies, "But you can't ride them, can you?"

Large children and adults, who ride Minis.

And what about all those 'gieldings'.

Viewing our horses and two very thin rescues we just got in, a friend asked why we only fed some and not the others.

I saw an ad a while back, for a 'Toby Annow'.

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