You know you are horse mad when......

(16 Posts)
Lovelybunchofcocopops Tue 25-Feb-14 16:58:42

Inspired by the 'you know your Cornish/Irish when.....' threads, I thought I could start a light hearted equestrian one....

You have a saddle in your living room, and don't think it is odd/out of place.

Lovelybunchofcocopops Tue 25-Feb-14 16:59:53

Your horse has more new shoes than you in a year, and you don't really give it a second thought.

Pixel Tue 25-Feb-14 17:31:12

So true, I do indeed have two saddles in my living room and bridles hanging on the back of the door!

...you look like a walking scarecrow and your car is ankle-deep in hay and hair, but it's ok because your horse looks immaculate...

Reading about new feed supplements and tack is far more interesting than any fashion mag.

My friend bought me a fashion mag subscription for Xmas, and whilst it's lovely it's not my natural reading material and feel rather out of my depth. Give me Horse & Hound any day!

You are shocked when your friend buys a pair of trousers for £100 but do not hesitate to spend £60 on a new magic girth.....

Mirage Wed 26-Feb-14 12:03:24

You are off in a once in a life time holiday and your DH catches you musing on whether there are any tack shops/different/cheaper horse products in said country.

There is a constant trail of hay through your house.

You find horse hair in your pizza.

lucertola28 Thu 27-Feb-14 01:05:35

You have a mane comb in your handbag

Polos are always on your shopping list

You have a tack trunk in your bedroom (because there is not enough space in tackbox at yard)

Half your emails are promotions/sale on emails from horsey shops

Your horse has a bigger wardrobe than you do

Your mum always asks how dhorse is in phonecalls and texts

Laundry and dishes pile up but horses boots and tack get cleaned regularly

cungryhow Thu 27-Feb-14 12:22:40

you hold the dog lead and handbag straps like reins...

LastingLight Thu 27-Feb-14 14:03:40

You can never put shopping in the boot of your car because it's full of tack.

You make clicking noises with your tongue when your dc is running a race.

90% of your friends are horsey.

Butkin Thu 27-Feb-14 16:46:29

You get job satisfaction from poo picking your field.

You've bought your tickets for a horse show in October (HOYS) within minutes of them coming on sale in January

You drive 7 hours to a show in the hope of winning a rosette!

LastingLight Thu 27-Feb-14 16:52:42

You have difficulty getting up early in the morning except if you are going to a show or meeting a friend for a ride. Then it's no trouble at all!

Mirage Thu 27-Feb-14 19:10:39

You tell your dawdling children to 'walk on'.Your DH complains that you buy cheap Aldi washing up liquid to wash the plates you eat from,but Fairy Liquid to wash your pony's tail with.[or wash your pony's arse according to DH].

DolomitesDonkey Thu 27-Feb-14 19:13:41

You have a lunge whip in the hall next to the front door and none if your friends bat an eyelid.

tallulahturtle Sat 01-Mar-14 09:29:33

I always judge the conformation of joggers. An awful lot of people seem to dish .

I also click in public to try speed people up.

I often tell my husband not to drink ice cold drinks as he may get colic.

My car is essentially a coupe as the boot and back seats are full of tack and rugs.

If I eat something weird I will toss my head around ( the latest thing my other half has noticed)

There are probably loads more weird things but I just don't notice smile

Flexiblefriend Sat 01-Mar-14 17:30:10

You get the horses name and the DC's name mixed up, and neither seem to notice or mind.

Stinkyminkymoo Mon 03-Mar-14 22:46:40

You start talking about your youngster when people ask how your baby is (who's18 months younger than dpony!)

though to be fair I've done it the other way round too!

Mitchy1nge Mon 03-Mar-14 23:05:10

some of these have made me chuckle in recognition, others make me want to distance myself from some of you grin

there's always a hoofpick where it isn't wanted for example the cutlery drawer or airport security

yoga is traumatic, even if you wash and change, when your feet get out of their socks and shoes there will be some bits of straw or hay at best or just dirt at worst - everyone else looks so clean sad

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