What does it mean to you? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 39 Old 07-15-2012, 08:21 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,847
• Horses: 1
I, like many of you, value you a human life over that of a horse.

But the way I see it, friends come and go (at least for me), horses can stick around much longer. The relationship between me and my horse, and me people I care about is remarkably different and I'd give up my horse for them in extreme situations (like if I had to move for a sick relative somewhere I couldn't take my horse) but never just because they asked.

If it was a matter of continuing a friendship or keeping a horse I'd probably go with the horse not because of my intense relationship with animals but because its my hobby, my interest, its what I do. Why give up something that is such a central and enjoyable part of my life for a friend that is, in the end, replaceable?
Saskia is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 39 Old 07-15-2012, 08:32 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Milano,Texas
Posts: 1,105
• Horses: 0
Haven't read all the comments.
But for me.
if a horse and a person were hurt or about to die,
Id help the horse.
I don't like people.

Id keep the horse.
Not the 'friend'

If they're trying to change you or can't Accept you for you, they're not a friend.

Last edited by Janna; 07-15-2012 at 08:36 PM.
Janna is offline  
post #23 of 39 Old 07-15-2012, 08:57 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Branson
Posts: 4,264
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by Silent one View Post
Well, I never said I was normal........
That makes 300 million of us...
Faceman is offline  
post #24 of 39 Old 07-15-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Tennessee
Posts: 311
• Horses: 0
I remember years and years ago when I lived in Florida there was a big event that hit all the news. The captain of a ship in a shipwreck refused to let a man on the lifeboat because there wasn't enough room without kicking the captain's dog out of the boat. Can't remember if the man died or what, maybe did? I remember there was a trial and everything.

At the time, we were talking about who we would save and I said my dog! Honestly I did! I shocked my mother so bad she actually told me there was something she had done that didn't work right in raising me, LOL! But at the time that was how I felt.

Now I would likely save the person and let my dog go, but I would HATE that person. Couldn't help it. I wouldn't want their thanks, wouldn't want to ever see them again, every time I looked at them it would remind me of the painful choice. So to me, I would lose a friendship anyway if I chose a friend over my horse, does that make sense?
Silent one is offline  
post #25 of 39 Old 07-15-2012, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Tennessee
Posts: 311
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by Faceman View Post
That makes 300 million of us...
Haha Face! You know I ain't normal or sane.

Silent one is offline  
post #26 of 39 Old 07-15-2012, 09:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Johnson Creek, WI
Posts: 444
• Horses: 4
I'm an introvert. Always have been and have accepted that I always will be. My mare doesn't judge me for that (of course she's easy to talk to and hang out with).

She's been with me for over 20 years so she's not an "animal" or even a "pet". I think of her as my sister. She got me through my parents divorce and through crappy high school. I would go to the ends of the earth for her and I only have 1 friend that even comes close and she's a horse person so she would understand if I rescued Magic first and then came back for her. She would get it.

I don't have anything against people that would choose their friends over their horses. I just happen to like my horses more than the vast majority of people.

"Vulgarity is no substitute for wit. - Lady Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
MySerenity is offline  
post #27 of 39 Old 07-15-2012, 09:20 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,156
• Horses: 0
Honestly, I would choose horses over almost anything and everything in my life. I have made them a big priority. If a close friend couldn't accept my love of horses, they would no longer be a close friend.

Would I save a horse over a family member? No.

Would I sacrifice time spent with family in order to spend more time with horses? Absolutely.

I may or may not have a social problem, but I know where my happiness and ambitions lie- in the horse world.
Cinder is offline  
post #28 of 39 Old 07-15-2012, 09:23 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
Posts: 2,225
• Horses: 1
I've never valued "human life" over animals. No human being weighs more in my heart than my horses. Several people are at the same level, but I could never choose one or the other. A true friend wouldn't ask you to.

OP, she's not your friend. Forget about her and go enjoy your horse.
Silent one likes this.

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is ultimately to be at peace with himself.
What a man can be, he must be.
" Abraham Maslow, 1968
Jessabel is offline  
post #29 of 39 Old 07-16-2012, 05:17 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 16,846
• Horses: 1
If someone asks you to chose, they aren't worth anything. They shouldn't expect you to choose ever.

I don't pick anyone over my horse, and I don't pick my horse over anybody. I know my horse is never out to hurt me or lie to me. Sometimes friends do that and it sucks.....

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
Skyseternalangel is offline  
post #30 of 39 Old 07-16-2012, 05:24 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,558
• Horses: 0
There are two people I would choose over my horse, my SO and my daughter. I am not much of a people person. :)
Posted via Mobile Device
OutOfTheLoop is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome