We kid because we love. And because we’ve all heard it a million times.
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Once you’ve been involved with horses for a while, you know that most representations of horses in TV, movies and even news are woefully inaccurate…which leads non-horse people to say things that amuse, appall, and make it difficult to keep a straight face while you set them straight. For example:
Doesn’t the horse do all the work?
Oh, I love equestrian boots! I have like three pairs!
Can I ride your horse? I went on a trail ride when I was a kid!
Isn’t that a bit much to spend on a hobby?
Why do you still take lessons? Don’t you know how to ride by now?
Yeah, I get it’s a Thoroughbred, but what breed is it?
Why do you blindfold the horses?
Ew, horse poop.
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How long does it take for a pony to grow up?
Does he have rabies?
When’s your next race?
You smell like a horse.
When are you going to grow out of this horse thing?
Don’t get your hopes up on that last one…