They have an almost fanatical level of commitment to their chosen sport, spend far too much time agonising over the intricacies of getting the perfect canter, and are seemingly always muddy and dirty. No, they won’t admit it, because they know you’ll disapprove of their “perfectly behaved” equine soulmate.Somehow, people still love them, marry them, and date them. If they’re truly horsey, they might even firmly announce ‘over’ as they poke…just to make sure you got the message.This comes in very handy when moving house or travelling. This houses an unnecessarily large collection of breeches, jodhpurs, ‘stable jeans,’ tracksuits, fleeces, jackets, boots, and a variety of shirts in varying materials for all climates. Even if they do only wear three of those pairs of breeches on heavy rotation, while the others lay there untouched.
Dating a horse girl is not an undertaking for the faint of heart.
We put in long hours at the barn and have no qualms about coming home covered in hay, slobber and various other unmentionables.
We spend hours watching videos of ourselves riding and constantly ask our significant others to hold things (horses, bridles, lead ropes, saddle pads …) or handle the video camera. Surely the men out there who meet us have no idea what they’re signing up for when they first get hooked.
I have some friends who are like that and while they are great, I never considered "dating" any of them.
Mainly because usually those types are heavily into country music and all things western, which are things I despise. Having lived in Texas for several years I have dated a couple women who either owned horses or just loved them and rode as often as they could.