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post #61 of 87 Old 11-29-2010, 12:36 AM
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I dunno how I'd feel about having a boyfriend that was into horses.

On the one hand it would be nice having someone that understands the obsession and desire to be at the top, but at the same time unless we had similar training methodologies, etc. I could see it as being just one more thing to argue about.

I love that my boyfriend doesn't know squat about horses. In fact we're both incredibly different people, but that makes everything so much more fun! I love it when he gets me to play some of his online games with him and he enjoys coming out to the barn occasionally with me and learning. I've even given him a few riding lessons, though he's decided it's not totally his cup of tea. Then again I had him riding english. He seems the type that would enjoy western more, to me.

Anyway, I'd probably just be incredibly picky if I ever wanted a boyfriend that was into horses. And to answer the OP - it really depends on the region you're in as to how many men you'll see riding. As well as the disciplines. I'm originally from South Texas so there are quite a few male riders, but pretty much all of them ride western. In the 13 years I lived and rode there I met maybe 3 or 4 male english riders, and saw MAYBE a few more than that at shows. It's the same in Colorado, where I'm at now. However in a few weeks I'll be moving to the east coast (Maryland for 9 months of the year, South Carolina for the other 3 months) and I know there will be a much higher concentration of male english riders, mostly because when I traveled for my interview over there I had a cross country schooling with 2 of them, lol. Our group was actually half male and half female.

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post #62 of 87 Old 11-29-2010, 02:39 PM
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Im 24 year old guy and ride all the time...
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post #63 of 87 Old 11-29-2010, 02:42 PM
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Im 24 year old guy and ride all the time...
What discipline do you like best?
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post #64 of 87 Old 11-29-2010, 02:44 PM
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I mainly ride western etc, but however I just bought a endurance English saddle and love it!! Ill try anything. I just got a OTTB so slowly getting into the fancy stuff lol
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post #65 of 87 Old 11-29-2010, 02:46 PM
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I mainly ride western etc, but however I just bought a endurance English saddle and love it!! Ill try anything. I just got a OTTB so slowly getting into the fancy stuff lol
English for me, I'll do both though! Good luck with your TB!
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post #66 of 87 Old 11-29-2010, 02:50 PM
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Thanks, Im sure i look retarded with a Western bridal/reins and the endurance saddle haha But it looks alot like a western saddle w.o the horn. I always get asked if im straight around here on the trials by girls!
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Thanks, Im sure i look retarded with a Western bridal/reins and the endurance saddle haha But it looks alot like a western saddle w.o the horn. I always get asked if im straight around here on the trials by girls!
Welcome to my world haha people tend to think I'm gay, it's very annoying really, but it's funny sometimes. Glad I'm not the only one that's happened to.
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post #68 of 87 Old 11-29-2010, 05:50 PM
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I have a horsey boyfriend! :))

He started boarding at my barn in like 2005...then in 2007 i started riding and showing his horse for him, and we would talk online ALL THE TIME, then that summer we started dating and have been together since.
He had the same problem with being mulled by girls as soon as he walked in the barn. Of course it was all the little girls that had crushes. I, on the other hand, would hang at the gate and watch him work horses, ask him questions, and help him out when he needed it...instead of sticking to his hip as soon as he walked in the door.
He rides(english & western) and drives and breaks horses which is awesome, and hes strong so he can help me when my girlies (or when my boys used to) get a little on the tough side.

It is difficult at times, with different views and opinions on things. We have our little tiffs and petty disagreements, but in the end, it all works out. Its nice because he works construction during the day and used to work in a bar a few nights, so it gives us time to hang out...even if we are working.
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post #69 of 87 Old 11-29-2010, 06:53 PM
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Thanks, Im sure i look retarded with a Western bridal/reins and the endurance saddle haha But it looks alot like a western saddle w.o the horn. I always get asked if im straight around here on the trials by girls!
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Welcome to my world haha people tend to think I'm gay, it's very annoying really, but it's funny sometimes. Glad I'm not the only one that's happened to.
Why do people always assume male riders are gay? I don't get it. lol.

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post #70 of 87 Old 11-29-2010, 06:55 PM
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^^Cause typically people see horses as girly, and if a guy likes it then he must be girly too I guess.
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