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        11-27-2013, 12:31 PM
      #221
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Elizabeth Bowers    
    LMBO OMG that's too funny!!

    I've had similar experience, I read the book The Red Pony by John Steinbeck, and I drew the colt that they named Demon, and my uncle made fun of it so bad, he said it needed to be seen by a vet, because it was dying!!!! I almost cried!! I worked so stinkin hard on that picture, and I don't even know if I still have it anymore.
    Because my husbands grandmother is afraid of horses, she has no idea what an actual pony is, she kept calling her granddaughters "horse" a horse, even though she's a PONY (hardly 14hh) and her filly a PONY :dude she's a foal: get it right. And she gets mad at me because I have plenty of equine knowledge, and she hates it when i'm right. (sorry i'v been around horses my whole life, I kinda know what the vet is going to tell you already.......if it's a problem i'v handled before). She insisted my GELDING was the father of the two "ponies" born on our farm, :facepalm: Then I had to inform her and everyone else on the farm THAT THERE IS NOTHING THERE!! HE CAN NOT REPRODUCE!!! That was a trip. Then since one foal on born was a COLT, they wanted to keep him a STUD!! I was like no, you don't even manage the horses you got, and there is currently no money in this business, and he's a grade colt out of I don't even know what, so he isn't worth anything, but the price of being gelded. (i love my gelded colt very much, though they are upset about it).
    If asked I simply tell them that this is my chosen sport just as many choose golf, boating, biking etc. it not necessarily to judge it or feel compelled to defend it.

    It is simply how I love to spend my free time. There really isn't much more to say.

    If they don't get it than it is there problem not mine.
         
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        11-28-2013, 01:06 PM
      #222
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by bkylem    
    If asked I simply tell them that this is my chosen sport just as many choose golf, boating, biking etc. it not necessarily to judge it or feel compelled to defend it.

    It is simply how I love to spend my free time. There really isn't much more to say.

    If they don't get it than it is there problem not mine.
    For the life of me I don't understand why some people even have an issue with those who are into horses (whether real horses or not). My sis and BIL are like that- especially him. For a while I had to live with them, and he flipped out when he saw some little felt horses which I made, on display in my room (actually it was a trailer I was renting while there). He ranted and raved to my sister that I was "acting like a little child" because I had them...and on and on. And then he had a little talk with me and basically forbade me from having my "horse stuff" in my own living space!

    My sister, who at times seems to like horses, also turns on me sometimes, rolling her eyes and saying things like, "Do you still collect horses?" which was said in such a way as to mean, "You're not STILL collecting horses at YOUR age, are you?!?" Well, so what if I am? Why the heck does it bother you so much?

    I just...don't...understand it. Like you said, it's my chosen hobby. They have their hobbies: he plays golf. She does china painting. And she collects dolls. I *sometimes* collect horse figurines. Sometimes I do equine artwork. I do these things because that's what I like to do! Get over it already. What is it with people like that?
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        11-28-2013, 08:10 PM
      #223
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by GlassPlatypus    
    For the life of me I don't understand why some people even have an issue with those who are into horses (whether real horses or not). My sis and BIL are like that- especially him. For a while I had to live with them, and he flipped out when he saw some little felt horses which I made, on display in my room (actually it was a trailer I was renting while there). He ranted and raved to my sister that I was "acting like a little child" because I had them...and on and on. And then he had a little talk with me and basically forbade me from having my "horse stuff" in my own living space!

    My sister, who at times seems to like horses, also turns on me sometimes, rolling her eyes and saying things like, "Do you still collect horses?" which was said in such a way as to mean, "You're not STILL collecting horses at YOUR age, are you?!?" Well, so what if I am? Why the heck does it bother you so much?

    I just...don't...understand it. Like you said, it's my chosen hobby. They have their hobbies: he plays golf. She does china painting. And she collects dolls. I *sometimes* collect horse figurines. Sometimes I do equine artwork. I do these things because that's what I like to do! Get over it already. What is it with people like that?
    that's why I never share that animals are my life. I don't want to talk to the snobby horse people or the clueless people in my school. The outside world seems to think animals are easy and childish. Even if its not horses. My parakeets are little, but they are still are big handful, as is any animal. Just because animals always seem nice, doesn't mean that every kind is. And just because good riders make it look easy, doesn't mean it is. Yes I can ride well, I have never taken a lesson, but I can walk tort canter gallop, and occasionally sit during bucks. That doesn't mean its easy. I have been thrown to the ground before. Just because I couldn't ride a race horse or do a 5' jump, does not mean I am a bad or inexperienced rider.
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        11-28-2013, 08:16 PM
      #224
    Green Broke
    Like if you think I summed up the sport quite well:


    You change uniform colors and teams in regular sports, you still know what to do. In the big world of horses, you change just the horse, your looking at a different users manual. You change the horse AND the 'equipment', you are looking at a different users manual in a different language. You can become a pro at another sport and know everything and even scale it down to science and math. With horses there is no equation for what will happen and when. There is no padding, seat belts, airbags, or test dummies; just you, a horse, and a layer of leather an trust in between… oh yes- and your life, don't forget the hard ground too….
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        11-28-2013, 08:25 PM
      #225
    Green Broke
    Like if you think I summed up the sport quite well:


    You change uniform colors and teams in regular sports, you still know what to do. In the big world of horses, you change just the horse, your looking at a different users manual. You change the horse AND the 'equipment', you are looking at a different users manual in a different language. You can become a pro at another sport and know everything and even scale it down to science and math. With horses there is no equation for what will happen and when. There is no padding, seat belts, airbags, or test dummies; just you, a horse, and a layer of leather an trust in between… oh yes- and your life, don't forget the hard ground too….
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        12-03-2013, 07:53 PM
      #226
    Green Broke
    Yes it is true that I can't do 50 sit-ups or 20 push-ups or run a few miles and you can, but I would like to see you control a 1,000 lb animal with a mind of its own.
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        12-04-2013, 05:58 PM
      #227
    Yearling
    I warned you to stay out if the pasture. Repeatedly. I told your parents. *comes in crying 5 minutes later about the horses trying to kill her when all they did was come say hello.* LISTEN WHEN I TELL YOU SOMETHING!
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        12-04-2013, 06:58 PM
      #228
    Foal
    What really annoys me is when:

    Me: "Yes, I have horses."
    Random person: "OMGGGG can I come to your house and ride it?"

    Firstly, I don't know you. Secondly, even if I did know you I wouldn't let you ride my horse...

    Oh, and when people think they can feed my horses whenever and however they want.
         
        12-05-2013, 02:25 AM
      #229
    Yearling
    Yes I have been around horses for nearly 21 years now. Yes I was riding before I could walk. No, I do not want to jump on just anything at the drop of a hat. I would like to continue to live, thanks.

    Not all horses are the same.

    Bigger is not always better.

    Yes I am a female. No, I do not orgasm every time I ride my horse.
         
        12-05-2013, 11:58 AM
      #230
    Green Broke
    Glass--I collect model horses too, though it has slowed down over the years. If anyone says anything, I politely explain that the average price of one is over $100, and I over 400. I then proceed to explain that they are art, and ask if they have /their/ next home downpayment in cash.
    It usually shuts them up quick xD
         

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