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NaBloPoMo Day 27: You Know You Are an Equestrian When….

Oh boy am I ever sucky at these sort of things. These pretty much pertain to my own lifestyle as a rider, so the mileage for others may vary. Here goes….

You haven’t made your bed in years, but your horse is spotless for every ride. Yup, thats right. My house is a mess, my bed goes unmade and there are toys everywhere. But Gem is sparkling clean for every ride. Good thing the Hubby isn’t a neat freak.

You have a full two car garage and both cars live outside. The garage is currently full of hay, so the nice vehicles get to live under the oak trees and get pinged by falling acorns. Gotta have dry hay though!

When house shopping you spend 10 minutes running through the house and two hours walking every inch of the property. We told our real estate agent that the house was secondary to the property. None of them believed us until we walked it. They quickly regretted agreeing to come along as we touched through the grass and woods.

You find yourself making comments on grass variety and getting into a heated debate on the merits of Bermuda versus fescue. I’m not a gardener and yet I find myself now very knowledgeable on winter rye, Bermuda coastal, fescue and Timothy grasses.

You balk at the cost and time commitment of soccer then sign your kid up for pony lessons while scouring the internet for a suitable pony. Um….yeah.

11 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo Day 27: You Know You Are an Equestrian When….”

  1. Omg soccer!!!!!!!!! Can I tell you how expensive soccer can get??????? (Club soccer really is the worst… so many uniforms, so many games, so much torture!!) It may be cheaper than horses in the long run ponies are so much more fun 😁 (Can you tell I’m a hate my life soccer step-mom??)

    Love your list though! Especially the don’t make your bed but your horse is spotless! That’s basically me too 😁

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      1. yes i have a friend with three kids (Boy who is 12, girl who is 10 and a youngster who is turning 5). She keeps saying once the youngest is out of daycare they will have money but then she told me who am I kidding LOL 🙂

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  2. Those are awesome. When we were looking for our property the Agent became used to the fact that I always walked the property first. Sometimes I didn’t even go into the house. I remember one day I was walking a nice little field that was bisected by a brook. Ed, the Agent and the seller all said that we would have to go back. I studied the situation and then hopped across on some rocks. When I looked back the three men were standing there with a ‘shit, she doesn’t expect us to do that does she?’ look. I laughed and carried on walking the field. 😀

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    1. The last farm we looked at, we only looked at the property the firs time then scheduled a second showing for the house. Houses can be changed but the property is all you get, so it needs to be as good as possible from the start.

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  3. Bahahaha, with ya on the cost of the kids’ sports! $$$$ AND it takes up every Saturday for 3 months of the year? Unfortunately Justin is into basketball and football and I can’t exactly justify saying no.

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