The Horse Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 33 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
We all do crazy things for our horses to make them happy because we love them and I think it would be fun to share them! Just finish the phrase "You know you love your horse when..." I don't know if this thread has ever been started but I thought it would be cute! If you have multiples just write them all!

Here is mine-

you get excited to ride in 9 degree weather
you love barn chores
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
641 Posts
I have a couple.. You know you love your horse when you go out to the barn just to see him. You know you love your horse when you slip on ice ,fall, grap his halter, and he pulls you up without freaking out :). (this happens to me daily). You know you love your horse when you brag about him!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,747 Posts
ooo this is fun!

you know you love your horse when.....you wake up christmas eve and make hrose cookies all morning for her.... then she spits them out. when you wake up every day thats not a school day and jump out of bed to quickly get dressed to go to the barn,even when you have to bike through snow. when you accidentily call your friends by your horses name because you are around her way more then your friends. when you turn down an invitation to go to the 2010 olympics because you would rather be at home,mucking stalls.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,028 Posts
You know you love your horse when she bites you, attempts to kick you, and blows snot on you every day and you still give her cookies for being a "good girl"

You know you love your horse when you go out in the middle of the night because there is a snow storm and give her some more hay to keep warm

You know you love your horse when you get her a goat as a companion even though your parents said "NO GOATS!"

You know you love your horse when you blow big bucks on a pretty new saddle pad for her even though you wanted to go to that Green Day concert.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
aww all of them are soo good..I want to add more though since everyone has done a few!!
You know you love your horse when you dont mind being slobbered on from "clover drool". You know you love your horse when you work a 16 hour shift and all of the money you made goes to hay! You know you love your horse when the inside of your car and all of your clothes are covered in his hair and smell like him :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,267 Posts
You know you love your horse when you think his smell should be sold byperfume dealers everywhere and when you carry around an apple in your purse (your horses favorite treat) and tell the kids when they are in the fridge getting an apple to be sure and save some for Major:lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,071 Posts
You know you love your horse when you think his smell should be sold byperfume dealers everywhere and when you carry around an apple in your purse (your horses favorite treat) and tell the kids when they are in the fridge getting an apple to be sure and save some for Major:lol:
Oh so very true!

You know you love your horse when you are getting up every 2 hours to treat her/his eye per instruction of the vet.

You feed/water/clean them before you feed/water/clean yourself!

Your first question to the hubby when you get home after working late is "how are the horses".

You always manage to have money for anything they need, and put yourself dead last and don't mind at all!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
744 Posts
You know you love your horse when...

You drive to 5 pastures in any weather to take them a bit of corn and check and pet them all. (20 horses)

You are happy to do chores that make their life easier.

You have no problem sleeping in a stock (open) horse trailer in the freezing rain over night to stay with your orphan colt who is colicking.

You stay up 2 days and one night to walk a foal that has only a 40% chance of survival (due to throat injury) anyways so he at least doesn't go to colic.

You have no problem with the smell of horse crap and smoke, in fact that is your favorite smell because it means you are camping with your horse.

You refuse to date a guy that has an issue with you coming over grimy, sweaty, smelly, and generally horsey smelling.

You miss your horse more than your boyfriend while you are away at school. :lol: (and he's ok with that)

You hate to be up early, but for a trail ride you will get up happily at 4am so you can feed and ride before its too hot.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
744 Posts
Oh I forgot to add.....

You bring a newborn horse in your house because there is an ice storm, and he stays inside for a week until its warms up. You also have to carry him up and down stairs so that he can get exercise.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,266 Posts
* When you go out in freezing weather to go ride your horse.
* When the only thing you want to do on time off is see your horse.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
237 Posts
You know you love your horse when you get back on after he dumps you 600 times in a row!

You know you love your horse when you dread taking a shower after you visit the farm because his smell gets washed away.

You know you love your horse when you trek to the farm in 8 degree weather with 40 mile an hour winds just to spend time with him.

You know you love your horse when your significant other is jealous of him and complains about you spending more time with your horse than him.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,540 Posts
You know you love your horse when.... It's -25 deg F out (plus a 20 MPH wind out of the north) and you're carrying 2 buckets of hot water down a 2 block long icy covered slope..and you're going to go back 3 more times.

when... his/her needs are more important then your wants. I.e. It's below zero and you're trimming hooves instead of riding.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,113 Posts
You know you love your horse:

When you don't want to find a new bf because you would have to spend time with him and not your horse.

When you bf breaks up with you and the first thing you do is run to the barn to cry on that soft spot under his mane.

When you are grossed out completely but more than happy to pick the ticks out of his butt and between his legs.

When you make sure that he has his hay before you even think about dinner for yourself.

When you are in covered in muck and mud and snot and spit and are in complete bliss because you got to ride.

More thought goes in to his feet than your entire health routine.

You can see a picture of just his butt and go "AWW!"

When you spend more time making sure he is clean and happy than actually riding him.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,358 Posts
You know you love your horse when you spend $200+ on a rug for him, only to find out he has grown since last month when you measured him.

You know you love your horse when instead of getting prom photos with your parents, you trek down to your horse's paddock and get photos with him.

You know you love your horse when you camp for 2 weeks at a National show even though he has no hopes of winning.

You know you love your horse when you give up all of your wages, just so he can have the best rugs and tack.

You know you love your horse when you put him down, because you don't want him to suffer :( :( :(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
200 Posts
You know you love your horse when you go out at half 2 in the morning to check the water hasn't frozen. [When i stay at my friend's [i keep Doug on her land] we go out in the middle of the night to just chill with the ponies.]

You know you love your horse when even after he has been the biggest, most horriblest brat you still give him a hug when you say goodbye.

You know you love your horse when you go out in thunder, lightning, torrential rain and gale force winds to check he's ok...only to find him grazing boredly, obvlivious to what seems like the end of the world.

You know you love your horse when you give him your last biscuit.

You know you love your horse when you refuse to give up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
808 Posts
You know you love your horse when...

You sell your most prized Louis Vuitton bag to buy what he needs

You run the car on fumes to pay another vet bill

You pass on all family parties to spend New Year's Eve in the barn, just to kiss him at midnight

You give up your lunch hour every day to drive to the barn from the office and only have 10 minutes before you have to drive back, just to give him lunch time treats!

You risk your life driving through blizzards to check on him
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
562 Posts
you know you love your horse when


you think about him more then your boyfriend

you spend more time with him then your own family, friends or boyfriend

you drive out every single day regardless of the snow storms almost daily to take care of him

you defend him when people say mean things about him

all your hard earned cash (from working 2 jobs) go straight to him, then gas to see him daily, then whatever you personally need
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,071 Posts
I must say, after reading all the posts, that I am proud to be amongst this group called "horsepeople"!

We are a very special lot! :wink:
 
1 - 20 of 33 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top