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Ponybox Guide For Horse Fanatics - Catching The Bug
 By Carpe Diem   •   4th Apr 2012   •   2,466 views   •   38 comments
Ponybox Guide For Horse FanaticsEquine fever is as easy to catch as your common cold, if not easier. It can easily be spread by your first reading of an issue of Heartland, watching a horse race on TV, or even sighting a horse galloping across a pasture through your car window. Once you've caught the bug, it stays with you your whole life. You'll experience cravings for information, pictures, stories and opportunities to be around horses whether you own one or not. Your parents tell you it's just a silly phase, but you tell them it isn't. Soon riding horses or even being around them will become a need for you, and without it you will grow more ill. Being around horses is like your medicine, and without it you'll eventually die. The Guide For Horse Fanatics is our own Ponybox guide to help you with your horse obsession.

Do you think you have the horse bug? If so, see if these personality traits match yours. If they do, you have a severe case of equine fever!

1.

You have a love for the aroma of equine.
When you get to the barn for the first time that day, you stop and take in the sweet smell of hay and manure, just taking in the scent that equines naturally give off. When someone else walks into the barn and says, "Ew! It stinks in here!" Your heart stops for a minute.

2.

You'd rather muck out a stall than clean your room.
When your mom yells at you to clean your room, you wish that you were at the barn so you could just clean the stalls instead of your room. This means you don't mind the stench of mucking out stalls, and no matter what you'd rather be closer to horses than anything else.

3.

You set up a jumping course or barrel pattern and do it while pretending you're riding a horse on foot.
When you're not at the barn riding your horse, you have a craving for the speed and feeling of jumping that you get while riding. So, you improvise and set up your own course in your backyard to jump or run with your imaginary horse.

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4.

You space out in the middle of class day dreaming about you riding in a big show, or just riding.
When your teacher is going over some stupid math equations or going off about Columbus, all that's on your mind is you soaring over jumps on 'your' amazing 16.2hh Dutch Warmblood.

5.

You would rather go for a trail ride than go on a date.
This shows that no matter what, horses come first. Before boys, before movie night, and normally even before homework. They're the first things on your agenda.

6.

You shop for your horses more than for yourself.
When you're surfing the web for things on awesome sales or newest releases, it's always for a new roping saddle or a new pair of boots, or a saddle pad that fits your horse's color perfectly.

7.

You can name every body part of the horse, but barely know the name of one bone in your body.
You know all or almost all of the body parts of the horse, but could care less about your own body parts.

8.

You can describe every horse color.
You know and can easily describe every horse coat color.

9.

Your room is covered in horse.
Whether your room is covered in ribbons from shows, pictures or stuffed animal horses, your room is an equine sancurary.

10.

You can tell what a horse is thinking.
Once you become more indulged with horses and begin to spend more time with them, you will start to be able to anticipate what they will do next, read their facial expressions, and tell what their thinking from the look in their eyes.

If these personality traits are like you, you have caught the horse bug and are hopeless to get cured.
Ponybox Guide For Horse Fanatics - Catching The Bug
Ponybox Guide For Horse Fanatics - Catching The Bug
Ponybox Guide For Horse Fanatics - Catching The Bug
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IggyPogo  
Great article! And it's all true :P Although I caught the horse bug simply by looking at a sketch someone did of a horse and sold to my mom when she was a little girl, and she kept it at my grandparents house ever since. I don't even remember not being horse crazy! And it's true, every time I feel sick I go to the barn and ten minutes later I'm perfectly fine! Horses=medicine.
  Apr 4, 2012  •  246 views
 
Dark Star   
All of these, except 7, I know most of them, but not all. haha. And I do spend all of class thinking about previous or upcoming races. haha
  Apr 4, 2012  •  261 views
 
Carpe Diem  
Ooops, I accidently numbered 6.) jumping on foot in the photo, when it's really number 3. xD
  Apr 4, 2012  •  268 views
 
Painted Destiny  
Love it! These all fit me.
  Apr 4, 2012  •  266 views
 
Dark Star   
By the way, you can jump higher than my horse can. haha mad skills!
  Apr 4, 2012  •  578 views
 
Cruisin Past Curfew  
Lol, I do all of them XD I daydream about horses, horseback riding, and horse shows 24/7! I also LOVE setting up jumps too, it's so fun XP
  Apr 4, 2012  •  252 views
 
Madeirey  
Whooo! I met all of the expectations and then some. xD Hehehe!
  Apr 4, 2012  •  244 views
 
weezapony  
Haha I jump stuff all the time. And I taught myself horse genetics, and can recognize breed and conformation very easily...think I have the bug, perhaps?
  Apr 5, 2012  •  253 views
 
Estella Noire  
I do all but 6, which I probably would do if I had a horse xD
  Apr 5, 2012  •  263 views
 
Makaela Marie  
I...umm....yeah I do all of them xD
  Apr 5, 2012  •  596 views
 
Emmurr  
I'm pretty sure I do/have done every single one of these. I caught the horse bug the second I was born, my mum's always had horses *sings* "Oh a riders life for meee..."

I couldn't help but giggle to myself at number 4 though 'Soaring over fences on 'your' amazing 16.2hh Dutch Warmblood' and I thought to myself, she may not quite be 16.2hh, be she's still a Dutch warmblood! xD I feel so proud now :P
  Apr 5, 2012  •  580 views
 
ImaCoolCowgirl  
I wrote an article some what similar to this....I don't remember if I sent it in or if the just denied it...Oh well...It was a great article, fabulous job!
  Apr 5, 2012  •  577 views
 
Mrs West Malik  
i think i might just have this fever, ha. although because i am quite a clean, girly and like to be with friends type of person i can't say i'd rather clean a stall than my bedroom. good to be organized right?
  Apr 5, 2012  •  601 views
 
Bring It 0n  
funnyyy articlee ! i lalaloved iit . (: I doo alll of thoosee thingsss . xD
  Apr 5, 2012  •  718 views
 
Dancing On Air  
I do all those things!
  Apr 5, 2012  •  802 views
 
Break Up The Dark  
Great article and cool idea. I do all those things.
  Apr 5, 2012  •  844 views
 
Whispyy  
This is an awesome article! Pretty much all of these to the full extent other than having my own horse. But hopefully that will change soon. :)
  Apr 5, 2012  •  761 views
 
Sapphire Flames  
lol. those are all so true! great article! :)
  Apr 5, 2012  •  724 views
 
abb77  
soooo true! great article i remember getting the bug when my friend taught me how to draw a horse when i was little ... i also remember my very first pony ride when i was three :)
  Apr 6, 2012  •  1,122 views
 
MySweetButterfly  
100% true. Well, for me it is. xP Awesome article.
  Apr 6, 2012  •  900 views
 
Deep as Rhubarb  
Almost all of these are true for me... xD
  Apr 7, 2012  •  943 views
 
xextendthetrotx  
love it!! said yes to all!! ^^
  Apr 8, 2012  •  949 views
 
Empathy  
10.I am so 10. LoL.:P
Great article! Hehe! This made me laugh so hard. At first I thought it was a fever for horses. Then I slowly realized that it was for people. LoL.
  Apr 8, 2012  •  921 views
 
Double Spur Ranch  
Very good article
  Apr 9, 2012  •  940 views
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