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post #1 of 274 Old 11-26-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Things I wish I could tell non horse people......

1. A Pony is NOT a Baby Horse

2. There is a distinct difference between being Bucked-off and FALLING-off

3. Trotting is NOT the same thing as Galloping.

4. The horses in the field are NOT blindfolded

5. The horses in the field laying in the sun are NOT dead, they’re just napping.

6. Jumping is not what you see in the old western movies

7. You cannot just throw a saddle on ANY horse, and expect to ride it.

8. Yes it IS hard to ride a horse, no it does NOT do all the work and NO you don’t just SIT THERE.

9. True in the wild horses didn’t live in stalls, wear blankets or get their feet trimmed, but they also did not do dressage or jump 3’ with an extra 180# on their backs.

10. There’s a difference between galloping for fun and being run away with.

11. Just because my horse is a boy does not mean he is a stallion.

12. Kicking a horse in the ribs and yelling “YAAAHHH” isn’t the appropriate way to start.

13. An awful lot of the big names in the movies actually couldn’t really ride that well. The horse deserved his own award for tolerance.

14. I’m 24. I live at the barn, I pay my bills by working with horses. I’M NOT GOING TO GROW OUT OF IT. ITS NO LONGER JUST A PHASE!

15. In real life, horses do not whinny constantly like they do in the movies.

16. She’s not “white”, she’s a grey.

17. No, he will not automatically kick you if you walk behind him.

18. Not *all* horses are either Beer Horses (Clydesdales) or Race Horses.

19. Just because you are a good rider doesn’t mean you no longer need a trainer.

20. Not ALL baby horses are COLTS! They’re FOALS and girl horse babies are called FILLIES! Colts are boys.

21. Getting a pony and keeping it in your backyard for the kids is not a good idea.

22. The nails in shoes are NOT sticking into the ‘feeling’ part. They horse really can’t feel the nails. I promise.

23. Rearing is not cool.

24. Jst because you have children, and I have horses, does not mean that the two groups shall be joined together, EVER.

25. No, these full chaps are ONLY used for riding horses, and no, I won’t wear them in the bedroom!

26. ALL chaps are Butt-less. If they had a butt, they’d be leather pants, wouldn’t they?





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post #2 of 274 Old 11-26-2012, 07:13 PM
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15. In real life, horses do not whinny constantly like they do in the movies.
Mine does I can barely get the darned girl to shut up.
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post #3 of 274 Old 11-26-2012, 11:18 PM
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14. I’m 24. I live at the barn, I pay my bills by working with horses. I’M NOT GOING TO GROW OUT OF IT. ITS NO LONGER JUST A PHASE!
Haha, boy can I ever related to this! Soooo many people say to me "So, you haven't grown out of liking ponies yet? How about a boyfriend?"

NOOOOOPE!
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post #4 of 274 Old 11-26-2012, 11:34 PM
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I like 24. I can't even count how many times people ask me if their child can come to the barn...somehow barns are NOT toddler-friendly to me...
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post #5 of 274 Old 11-26-2012, 11:36 PM
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'Things I wish I could tell non-horse people' AND THEY WOULD UNDERSTAND!!!!

That ^^^^ would be the icing on the cake!!
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post #6 of 274 Old 11-27-2012, 06:41 AM
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Number 20 isn't exactly correct. The word colt was used for many years to denote foals of both genders. They were called filly colts and horse colts.

I figure as long as people are asking, I'll try and correct their misinformation as nicely as possible. Remember, to us horses are our lives, but to others they're just a curiosity.

Of course, I smile when people say they're going to bring their kids over to ride my horses. In that case, the word 'no' is a complete sentence!

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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Non-horse people very seldom understand the work & love that goes into having & riding a horse.
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post #8 of 274 Old 11-27-2012, 08:38 AM
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Number 20 isn't exactly correct. The word colt was used for many years to denote foals of both genders. They were called filly colts and horse colts.

I figure as long as people are asking, I'll try and correct their misinformation as nicely as possible. Remember, to us horses are our lives, but to others they're just a curiosity.

Of course, I smile when people say they're going to bring their kids over to ride my horses. In that case, the word 'no' is a complete sentence!
Well said, SR - I really don't get upset, annoyed, etc - just try to offer the correct information in a friendly way. Figure why discourage their attempts to show an interest..... There are plenty of subjects these non-horsey people probably know a whole heck of a lot more about than I do and I'd rather think of them offering a kind response than snickering at me behind my back.
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post #9 of 274 Old 11-27-2012, 08:44 AM
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Hah! How about, foals are not easier than well mannered, trained adults! That's one not many seem to get.
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post #10 of 274 Old 11-27-2012, 11:26 AM
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something else to add to the list...

27. Leather boots and tights does NOT make me a stripper, it means I was riding!
28. NO! Just because that horse is skinny does NOT mean its a "race horse"!
29. Why am I purple!? Because horses need baths too!
30. Not everyone uses a whip!
31. No, yelling "YAH!" will not make your horse go faster *all the time*.
32. Why yes, I am more aggressive than you, because I risk my life in my sport.
33. Lifting hay is lifting weights!

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