“When I can’t ride anymore, I shall keep horses as long as I can hobble along with a bucket and wheelbarrow. When I can’t hobble, I shall roll my wheelchair out by the fence of the field where my horses graze, and watch them.”—
“If you have it, it is for life. It is a disease for which there is no cure. You will go on riding even after they have to haul you onto a comfortable wise old cob, with feet like inverted buckets and a back like a fireside chair.”—
-You cluck to your car when you go up a hill. -Your horse’s hair is in better condition than your own. -You refer to your car as “my portable tack room”. -You are excited when your friend tells you that there is a huge sale at the bridle shop, and then you are disappointed when you realize they mean the bridal shop. -You have the vet’s number but not your kid’s pediatrician on your speed dial. -Your spouse can track dirt into the house all they want, but God help them if they muddy up the tack room. -Your house is a mess, but the barn is as neat as a pin. -Your nice clothes are the ones without horse hair all over them. -You have to go to your friend’s wedding in riding clothes because you took too long at the barn.
-Only horse people would spend hundreds of dollars on a show for a 95 pence ribbon.
-There is no such thing as a sterile barn cat. -No one ever notices how you ride until you fall off. -The least useful horse in you barn will eat the most, require shoes every four weeks and need the vet at least once a month. -A horse’s misbehavior will be in direct proportion to the number of people who are watching. -Your favorite tack always gets chewed on, and your new blanket gets torn. -Tack you hate will never wear out and blankets you hate cannot be destroyed. -Horses you hate cannot be sold and will outlive you. -Clipper blades will become dull when your horse is half clipped. -If you approach within fifty feet of your barn in clean clothes, you will get dirty. -The number of horses you own will increase to the number of stalls in your barn. -Your barn will fall down without baling twine. -Hoof picks always run away from home. -If you fall off, you will land on the site of your most recent injury. -If you are winning, then quit, because there is only one way to go. Down!
JUNIOR: Daddy, there’s a man at the circus who jumps on a horse’s back, slips underneath his belly, catches hold of its tail and finishes on the horse’s neck! FATHER: That’s nothing. I did all that the first time I rode a horse!
One day a man passed by a farm and saw a beautiful horse. Hoping to buy the animal, he said to the farmer: “I think your horse looks pretty good, so I’ll give you $500 for him.” "He doesn’t look so good, and he’s not for sale," the farmer said. The man insisted, “I think he looks just fine and I’ll up the price to $1,000.” "He doesn’t look so good," the farmer said, "but if you want him that much, he’s yours." The next day the man came back raging mad. He went up to the farmer and screamed, “You sold me a blind horse. You cheated me!” The farmer calmly replied, “I told you he didn’t look so good, didn’t I?”
A girl decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons or prior experience. She mounts the horse unassisted and the horse immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but she begins to slip from the saddle. In terror, she grabs for the horse’s mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse’s neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly impervious to its slipping rider. Finally, giving up her frail grip, she leaps away from the horse to try and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup; she is now at the mercy of the horse’s pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground over and over. As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from unconsciousness when to her great fortune… the Walmart manager sees her and shuts the horse off.