We all have our guilty pleasures when it comes to watching TV shows with horses in them. Now here’s a tongue-in-cheek look at what some of those guilty pleasures say about you.
My husband recently sent me a list from McSweeney’s called “What Your Favorite Classic Rock Band Says About You, Part Three.” I read parts one, two and three and they are all brilliant, and I highly recommend that once you are done reading this list, you go read them right now! But I think my favorite one was Jim Croce: you have worn only socks and sock garters to a nude beach.
This idea of what certain things say about you is incredibly applicable to the horse world as well. So, without further ado, here’s what your favorite horse tv show has to say about you:
Heartland: you have a high tolerance for the sound of whinnying
Free Rein: you’re an anglophile who has read too much Jane Austen
Bojack Horseman: you like your coffee black like your soul
Gunsmoke: you have actually brought a knife to a gunfight
The Saddle Club: you were too much of a badass in sixth grade to admit that you really liked the Babysitter’s Club
Wildfire: you never really got over your love of Hanson
The Lone Ranger: you once dreamed of being a rock and roll drummer like Keith Moon or Ginger Baker
Horsin’ Around: you’ve been waiting your whole life to meet Mary Kate and/or Ashley Olsen
Ride: you’ve watched an awful lot of princess movies in your lifetime
Horseland: you own at least one piece of jewelry with a rhinestone-encrusted heart on it
Spirit Riding Free: you eat kale at least once a day
The Ponysitters Club: you were the weird kid who ate mac and cheese without utensils
Luck: you’ve baked a cake with a shiv in it
Caitlin’s Way: you never really got over “My So-Called Life” being cancelled after only one season
Rough Diamond: your favorite band is the Pogues
The Adventures of the Black Stallion: your copy of Robinson Crusoe has a cracked spine
Mister Ed: you have a jar of peanut butter stashed under your bed for emergencies
What other TV shows can you think of? And what do they say about their viewers? Let us know in the comments.