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10 Ways to Tell You are Desperate for a Horse
 By NiqiBear   •   9th Apr 2012   •   2,386 views   •   30 comments
10 Ways to Tell You are Desperate for a HorseSome people, like myself, are absolutely desperate for an equine companion. You feel as if you could not go another day without being near a horse. There is a constant ache in your heart every time you lay eyes on a horse and their loving owner. Each time you see a horse in need you want to scoop it up and never let go. Now trust me on these, this is coming from a person who longs painfully for a horse. I have done all of the things listed and continue to go on with doing them almost every day. I have a slight addiction to horses, I just need one to feed that addiction. This is for all those out there that don't have a horse to feed their addiction! There is still hope!

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  You "canter" around your yard and pretend you are riding your noble steed. You set up jumps made of lawn chairs, rakes, and sticks. Sometimes you even carry around a "crop" but never use it harshly. Ignoring strange stares that you encounter, you continue on in training your horse for the Olympics of 2014. You often walk along alone in your yard speaking in a quiet voice, having a small conversation with your horse.

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  You often pretend that you are a professional horse back rider and make other people think you are too. You trot through the store and wear riding clothes, though you have no intention of riding. When you go to different horse related events you try your hardest to look and seem as if you own a horse, or have owned one. You talk about how things are over priced and how good your horse would look in a certain color. Little do people know that your horse is only imaginary.

3.

  Every time you see a polo shirt it reminds you of a horse. Each time you wear one you decide you look like you are going to a show. Your whole attire is based around horses, whether it is Western or English. You have a helmet, and several cowboy hats. You have at least one pair of riding boots, and several pairs of "western" boots to wear elsewhere. You even have belt buckles that you bought at a second-hand store so it just looks like you are a rodeo champion.

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  You find yourself tearing up when you see a horse of the exact color and size you want. You imagine yourself atop that horse, surveying the world with great ease.

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  You receive at least one horse related magazine in the mail. Each time you look at them you say, "I'm going to do that someday." to one photo or another. You often stare at a photo of a horse until it brings you to tears. Sometimes you pretend you are the one in the magazine and you tell yourself you could have ridden better that day.

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  You own horse related items. Such as, brushes, lead lines, halters, hoof picks, sweat scrapers, horse treats, etc. You keep them hidden away in a place where you can look at them occasionally, but not have them jumping in your face every day to remind you that they have never been used. A large hope is in you that someday you will have a horse that matches the color of your halter and lead line perfectly. You often take out the items and display them in your room when guests are coming, just to see if they ask you if you have a horse somewhere. When you reply with no, you then go on to tell them how badly you want one and what color, size, breed, and personality you want the horse to possess. Make sure they know your deep passion and the desperate longing within you. Often, they just walk away and continue on their conversation with your parents.

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  You have several photos or posters of horses hanging in your room. They are almost everywhere and yet you continue to put up more. You are determined to show your parents just how much you love horses, even if it means covering your entire walls with posters and photos. Every person that walks in can clearly see you are in love with horses even if you don't tell them.

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  Suddenly you find yourself begging for a miniature horse. One that you can not even ride! You often show your parents how cute they are, and explain that they are only as big as some dogs. You then go on to explain that you could probably get a license plate to go on the back of your wagon so the pony could pull you around town. That way, you wouldn't need a car. Miniature horses are much cheaper than cars, make sure they know that. You also explain how you can halter show them, and they don't eat as much as full sized horses. Don't forget to point out the fact that they don't need tack either, just normal vet check ups and food. Well there's other stuff too, but leave that out until you get the miniature horse.

9.

  Every time you pass a horse farm you say, "I'm going to live there someday, and have dozens of horses." If no one replies you say, "And I won't invite you over to ride either!" You often dream of someday having your own farm and raising your own horses. A phrase that comes out of your mouth almost all the time is, "When I have a horse." You are determined to own a horse someday, no matter what it takes!

10.

  You often browse horse sale ads and look for the cheapest yet most decent one. You then tell your parents you found a horse you want and proceed to explain to them the expenses of the place you want to board them at. You tell them kindly that you will get a job at the nearest Walmart or gas station and they cann't do anything about it. Sadly, they can do something about it. Your dreams are crushed momentarily when they give you a firm, yet loving "no", like always. Moments later you go back to looking at ads and dreaming about owning one of those gallant steeds for yourself.

Thanks for reading, and watch out for more articles about being desperate for an equine companion written by, me!
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