Your Turn: Rules of Being with a Horse Girl

If you’re going to date/marry a horse girl, there are a few little “quirks” you’re just going to have to get used to. Karlie Mitchell spells them out.

From Karlie:

Here are my rules of being in a relationship with a horse girl…

• Sorry, the horses get fed first.

• The laundry room and front entrance is also a med room/blanket wash room/tack cleaning area.

• Show season means housework and cooking gets put on the low priority list and no matter what season it is barn cleaning is more important than house cleaning.

• That hay field that has made perfectly good hay for the cattle for years… yup it’s getting reseeded because it is not the perfect horse blend.

• All that empty wall space will be used for horse pictures.

• Everything regarding home decor that comes in horse theme will be horse theme.

• Mucky boots will be around.

• There may be a horse tooth here or there in the house.

• That bleach, duct tape, canola oil, ground flax, carrots, and apples that I just got from the grocery store are headed to the barn.

• That is not a mess spread out on the table–it is all the prize lists for shows I want to attend.

• Prepare to hold a horse for me.

• Do above properly or you will get in crap.

• Company’s coming over? Cool, I’ll be in after my ride. Oh and tell them don’t mind the tack in the entrance.

• I hope you’re not wearing good clothes–there’s a lot of horse hair on my truck seats.

• Hey wanna do me a favor and hook up the trailer while I grab my horse?

Did I mention horse girls are awesome? So don’t mind the tack everywhere, mud, horse hair, and general obsession. And follow our rules because we’re pretty tough.

About Karlie: I am from Alberta, Canada and live on a farm with my equine crew (a Paint, QHx Arab, and two OTTBs). I mainly do English and jumping, but also enjoy western and trail riding. I love riding, training, learning about Equine Science related topics, and having a great time with my horses.


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