We’ve all been there – our parents prayed we would grow out of it, but we were horse crazy kids. Here are eight signs you were a horse crazy kid that you’ll probably recognize from your own childhood.
1. You Plastered Your Room With Posters
Admit it, your room was covered from floor to ceiling with posters of horses. And we all loved Horse Illustrated Magazine because of the monthly horse posters it contained.
2. You Alerted Your Parents to Horses – Anywhere
If your parents drove the car past a horse pasture, you made sure that they knew about it, pointing out a horse’s presence to anyone who would listen.
3. You Had a Model Horse Collection to Envy
If you couldn’t have a real horse, a model horse was the next best thing. You had an enviable model horse collection, and you gave them the best of care with regular feedings, turnout, stall cleaning, grooming, and exercise.
4. You Begged for Riding Lessons
It didn’t matter how impractical riding lessons might have been – you begged for them. Maybe you lived in a city, or your parents couldn’t afford riding lessons – it didn’t matter. You wanted to learn to ride a horse, and more than that, you just wanted to be around a real horse.
5. You Decorated Your Notebooks
Other kids in school doodled cartoon characters or hearts. You doodled horses, and they adorned your notebooks, folders, and homework assignments.
6. You Galloped Like a Horse
If you couldn’t have a real horse, at least you could be one – kind of. Every horse crazy child has mastered that half-skip that resembled a canter. If you were truly horse crazy, you held mock horse shows with your other horse crazy friends. And if you were lucky enough to be able to hang around a barn, you soon discovered that horse jumps worked just as well for humans, too.
7. You Read Everything About Horses
Veterinary books, training articles, horse fiction – it didn’t matter what it was. If it had something to do with horses, you read it. And don’t forget about the catalogs which came to your house – you poured through them, too, picking out the best of the tack that you would one day use for a horse of your own.
8. Your Parents Never Had to Think Hard About Birthday Presents
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- Listening to the Horse - The Documentary by Elaine Heney & Grey Pony Films
- Shoulder In & Out Training for better balance, bend & topline development with your horse
- Over 110+ Polework Exercises & Challenges to Download
- Dancing at Liberty & Creating Connection with Your Horse (11 lessons) - Grey Pony Films
Why? Because anything with a horse on it would suffice. Really – you loved receiving anything horse-related, even if you didn’t yet have a horse of your own.
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