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post #1 of 13 Old 07-23-2013, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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You know you're a horse-person when...

Oh, the things I'm catching myself doing ;)

So far, I have...

... complained out loud in a car, driven by someone else, "Quit stopping this thing on the forehand!"

... tried to half-halt the tractor.

... clicked my tongue at the car when pushing the gas pedal.

... called my bangs a "forelock".

... talked about people like I talk about horse behavior.

... referred to going to the dentist as "getting my teeth floated".

... tried to sit up and put my heels down while riding piggyback on someone, then push with my leg to turn.

... best of all, something funny happened at a theme park: I went out with my child siblings and some relatives to Disney, and they have a carousel ride at the Magic Kingdom. I go with them, mount up on a carousel horse, and proceed to assume a riding position and start posting with the movement. As my uncle shouts to me, "HAHAHA, you're posting?! You look like you're humping the horse!" I decide to stop posting... and do a two-point.... actually getting off when the ride is over and feeling like I just rode, so I was able to be happy for the kids the rest of the visit (I hate theme parks). You have not lived... until you have... posted and half-seat'ed... on a carousel horse... I can't sit and doing nothing when I'm mounted, plastic steed or not...
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-23-2013, 05:11 PM
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- I have often watched how well my dog tracks up,
-I constantly have hay in every pocket of jeans and shirts and in my bra, -most of my clothes are barn clothes,
-I carry a halter and a lead rope in my truck all the time in case I see a loose horse
-I have clucked at my kids to hurry up
- I spend more time making sure my horses are getting all the nutrition and supplements they need, but I eat like crap and don't take any vitamins.
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-23-2013, 06:45 PM
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I clean my horses stalls everyday (even though they get cleaned in the morning), picking up poop, sweeping the mats, raking the paddocks but I am too tired to sweep my own kitchen, but then again, I don't poop in my kitchen

I click & kiss to my cats to get them out of the way

Tell the dog to pick up his hooves

I almost forgot about my granddaughters 2nd birthday party because I wanted to go to a horse show
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-23-2013, 06:47 PM
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driven my car home from the barn wearing my helmet because I forgot to take it off after my lesson. I have done this multiple times and usually the worried stares or questions from my passenger do fix it.

asked my vet why my beagle paces.
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-23-2013, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Haha... I've frequently worn hay sprinkles on my shoulder from carrying flakes to my horse, it's always in my hair. Just remembered how a few months ago, around one of my sister's birthdays, I was spending time with the kids and found some pool noodles they had gotten recently... I kid you not, I set up those noodles in the living room and told the kids to "canter" and "trot" over the "grid" and be "collected", among other things xD Our father came in and I told him it was time to stop the game, because the kids were rushing the jumps--- er, noodles!

I also put my dog over small-sized grids and have been working on getting her to levade and capriole. Whenever I have an idea for my horse... the poodle is my guinea pig.
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-23-2013, 08:38 PM
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Got the farrier, vet and coach on speed dial
Plan vacation time around horse shows
I canter (mostly left lead) when I am in a hurry
Almost every jacket pocket has remnants of horse cookies.
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-23-2013, 09:04 PM
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the first thing you do when you get home from work is come on this forum.

......... oh who am i kidding, i'm logged in almost all day at workjob too! lol!
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-23-2013, 09:41 PM
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bahahahaaahaha! I had a good laugh at those ones. When Im a passenger in my husband's car and I dont think hes driving fast enough, ill cluck
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post #9 of 13 Old 07-23-2013, 10:46 PM
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almost forgot!

when i'm a car passenger (which is always, i don't drive!), whenever we are slowing down or stopping i automatically use my 'stop the horse' bum muscles of my seat just like i do when i'm riding, lol.
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-24-2013, 09:08 AM
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I think of paychecks in terms of how many bales of hay I can buy... Or do I really need another pair of black heels- these are worth *blank* amount of hay!

Tell my dogs to "whoa" and "walk on."

My winter jacket is so filthy that when my mom washed it at the end of the season it clogged the machine... and that was after she pulled a handful of hay crumbs and peppermint wrappers from each pocket.

My horse's tail is far healthier than my own... she doesn't have a single split end, I'm proud to say! And when you consider getting your hair dyed that purple-y color that black manes turn from the sun.

And finally... I've got an amazing farmer's tan... on my ankles, from where my paddock boots stop.
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