As horse people, we often encounter things in our day to day life that other people wouldn't. Most of the time these things are an inconvenience or they are just awkward.
How many of these can you relate to?
I don't know about any of you, but when you walk into a store right after leaving the barn, people tend to look at you as if you have the strangest outfit on. To me, I always thought that everyone knew what a horseback rider looked like, but some people just look confused or give you dirty looks as you walk past them. And if it's not the looks, you might hear them say something about the way you smell when they think you can't hear them.
I think we've all had a time when a friend asks us to hang out with them the same time you need to be at the stable. You'll say that you can't and that you'd love to do it some other time, but they just don't understand why you couldn't just skip the stable and get someone else to take care of your horse.
There's always that moment when you meet someone for the first time that knows nothing about horses. So when they ask you what you do in your free time, and you tell them that you ride, they will either say one of two things (or both): "oh so do you like jump? or do you do those barrel things?" or "oh, why? It's not like horseback riding is a sport, you just sit there and the horse does all the work."
To add onto the point above. I've also known people who are new to horses go home and research riding on the internet. Then, when they see you ride for the first time, they think they are an expert and try to tell you how you could improve your skills. They might say something like "slow him down, you're rushing the jumps. Come on it's not that hard to do".
So there are just a few of the #horseworldproblems that we all seem to face as horse people. You can watch the video from EventionTv below with more problems to add to the list if you'd like too. What other things could you add to the list of problems we face that other people wouldn't face?
I hope you are all doing well and thank you for reading Pure Horse Sense. Have a good weekend.
Until next time, happy riding!