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Group Lead: Zoë Sametz - Goodwin
Created: Dec 07, 2008
You know you're a horseperson when... You walk past someone and instead of saying "excuse me" you poke them in the ribs and say "over". People walk in to your house take a sniff and say '' Oh I didn't know you had horses". You'd rather muck stalls than clean your bedroom. Your horse smells better than you do. You consider moving into the barn because it is cleaner and smells better then your house. While walking your dog, you hold the leash like a rein. You say "whoa" to your dogs. You say "whoa" to your kids. You say "whoa" to your truck. You say "woah" to your friends. You pull a $17,000 horse trailer with a $1,700 pickup truck. You show up in city clothes dressed for appointments and when you get there people reach over the breakfast table to pick alfalfa out of your hair. Your boyfriend/husband complains that you love your horse more then you love him and you answer: “And your point is?” You consider a pristine golf course as a waste of good pasture land. You realize that finding a horse shoe truly is lucky because you’ve saved ten bucks. Your horse gets new shoes more often than you and they’re more expensive. Your horse gets more compliments for grooming than you do. You run your tongue over your back molars and idly wonder if they need to be floated. You count how many steps (strides) you take in between the cracks in the sidewalk, the shadows of trees, etc. You coax your horse into the trailer with a carrot, give him a bite, and walk out finishing it yourself. You known more about equine nutrition than human nutrition and it shows. You spend more on that 6 year old jumper than you’ve EVER spent on a car! You go on a diet, not to be more attractive, but to be a better rider. Every time you go to the stable, it takes 3 hours and you can’t imagine where the time goes. When you accessorize your hairstyle with a piece of hay. You examine every piece of rope or twine for its halter potential. You think a great vacation is spending a long weekend in front of a horsetrailer by a dusty arena. You take someone’s temperature and think 102°F is normal. You always keep carrots, apples, and sugar cubes in your refrigerator. You prefer the smell of stable to cologne. You fall sleep with your boots on and count horses to fall asleep. Your laugh begins to sound like a horse whinny. If you have any more to add, just post more or other jokes about horses and horse people on the comments.