Monday, September 22, 2008

Truths About Horses:

Courtesy of Em (who got it from who knows where)

*(My edits in pink)


  1. There is no such thing as a sterile barn cat.
  2. No one ever notices how you ride until you fall off.
  3. The least useful horse in your barn will eat the most, shit the most, require shoes every 4 weeks and need the vet at least once a month.
  4. A horse's misbehavior will be in direct proportion to the number of people who are watching.
  5. Your favorite tack always get chewed on, and your new blanket gets torn. Tack you hate will never wear out and blankets you hate are indestructible.
  6. When change of season requires a different weight blanket, weather will change back as soon as previous blankets are washed.
  7. Horses you hate cannot be sold and will outlive you.
  8. Clipper blades will become dull when your horse is half clipped.
  9. If you approach within fifty feet of your barn in clean clothes, you WILL get dirty.
  10. The number of horses you own will increase to the number of stalls in the barn.
  11. Your barn will fall down without baling twine. As soon as you throw out all discarded twine, you  will need a piece.
  12. Hoof picks always run away from home.
  13. If you fall off, you will land on the site of your most recent injury.
  14. As soon as you make an appointment for vet to evaluate a lameness issue, lameness will disappear, only to re-appear a week after the appointment.


So I made an appointment for Axe on Friday to have her lameness looked at, and since Thursday she's been FULL of piss and vinegar- no sign of any lameness AT ALL!! So either the new supplement is finally kicking in & doing it's thing, or the change in weather is making her frisky. Emily rode her Thursday and again yesterday, and I rode Friday; she seems totally sound. I thought she was going to run thru the side of the indoor every time I asked her to canter, she was so full of herself. She really needed to be cantered for about a half hour straight, but I didn't want her to get so tired she'd get sore. Well, hopefully this means the vet won't be costing me a fortune. I can only hope. Also, in other good news: we think Bob has finally found a truck. THAT was only a year-round project! He's gives the guy the balance tonight and hopefully can drive it home tomorrow night. YAY!

1 comment:

Anna van Schurman said...

I have a cute little horse story from my (developmentally delayed) niece's riding therapy and no one to tell it to. So you win! She recently asked to ride "baya ba" (bareback). Since speech is her major malfunction, they granted her wish. She was totally freaked out by it! If you ask if she wants to ride bayaba again she shouts NO! Anyway, that's my horse story.

And #9, so true.