And whatever you do – don’t ever, ever suggest getting rid of that horse no matter what the situation. They need to eat and have a comfortable/safe place to stay. They need shoes, vaccinations, vet care, and the list goes on. So just be aware, that they do cost a lot of money and in many cases, that is where a lot of our hard earned money is spent. I will be the first to admit that we want our horses to look good and be equipped with the best tack possible.
Even before Britt called out online dating being similar to horse shopping, I’d been tossing around comparisons in my head.
See, I had never done either seriously before this year – call me a late bloomer. I am not much into Qirter horses, but even on the less extreme end…
Truth is, we spend more money on accessories for our horses than we do on ourselves in many cases. While we are on the subject of these accessories, here is a little nice tidbit of advice for you.
Yes, we are like any other girls and enjoy flowers, chocolates and other sweet, thoughtful gifts. Chances are, they will have an interest in horses too and the cycle begins all over again.
I’m not sure if either is better or worse overall, but there are certainly some strong paralells one can draw. For horses it’s often something like “spirited” or “has potential.” For men, my personal red flags are things like “drama free” and “looking for a partner in crime.” Results may vary. Say too much and I’m beginning to wonder why you need to write a novel to sell your product.
Anyone can look nice in pictures, but you really need to meet in person to see how he uses his body. They might even be “homeless” if you want to be a dick about it. That being said, I’m going to want a little bit more than a list of accomplishments.
How did people meet before the days of online dating? As a rider, you face the dilemma of being completely honest about yourself in your profile, and therefore giving away the fact that you will never love any prospective suitor as much as you love your horse, which could be off-putting, or lying, and ending up with someone who doesn’t like horses, or thinks they smell, or something. Perhaps treading some kind of middle ground is the way forward.
That funny sound you can hear right now is thousands of potential dates clicking ‘next’ on the dating website.
Horses are our passion and will always have a part in our lives.