18- You don't have to sneak your riding magazines into the house.
17- If you are having trouble with riding, it's perfectly acceptable to pay a professional to show you how to improve your technique.
16- The Ten Commandments don't say anything about riding.
15- If your trainer takes pictures or videotapes of you riding, you don't have to worry about them showing up on the Internet when you become famous.
14- Your horse won't keep asking questions about other horses you've ridden.
13- It's perfectly respectable to ride a horse you've never met before, just once, or, ride many horses in the same day, whether you know them or not.
12- When you see a really good horse, you don't have to feel guilty about imagining riding him.
11- If your regular horse isn't available, he/she won't object if you ride another horse.
10- Nobody will ever tell you that you can go blind if you ride by yourself.
9- When dealing with a riding trainer, you never have to wonder if they are really an undercover cop.
8- You don't have to go to a sleazy shop in a seedy neighborhood to buy riding stuff.
7- You can have a riding calendar on your wall at the office, tell riding jokes and invite co-workers to ride with you without getting sued for harassment.
6- There's no such thing as a Riding Transmitted Disease.
5- If you want to watch horses on television, you don't have to subscribe to a premium cable channel (but you might need a video tape).
4- Nobody expects you to promise to ride the same horse for the rest of your life.
3- Nobody expects you to give up riding if your equine partner loses interest in the sport.
2- You don't have to be a newlywed to plan a vacation primarily for the enjoyment of riding.
1- Your horse will never say, "What? You just rode me last week! Is that all you ever think about?"
Sorry I've been gone.
I am definitely going to start posting about every visit I have with Lexi. She's needing to have a lot of handling. I'm ready!
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