Girls & Horses Message Board

  • View author's info Author posted on Jun 18, 2005 at 22:06


    My daughter is driving me insane. I am a heart beat away from the nut house.

    Daddy, I want horse riding lessons. She gets private lessons.
    Daddy, I need boots, gloves, and a helmet. We get the stuff.
    Daddy, I want to go trail riding with you. We are going on Father's Day.
    Daddy, I want a horse tatoo at the fair. She gets a horse tatoo.
    Daddy, I want my face painted like a horse. She gets her face painted.
    Daddy, I want a horse doll. She gets a horse doll.


    You have probably figured out that my daughter has me wrapped around her finger. So be it.

    What is the deal with females and horses? Can anyone explain why every girl I know wants horses?
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  • View author's info posted on Aug 19, 2005 at 17:03


    As a professional horsewoman I can give you my point of view. First of all, how old is your daughter? If she is younger than 15 it's about power, freedom and novelty. The unique power felt when riding such a large animal and putting it through it's paces gives a child, and most commonly a girl, a feeling of control that she gets no where else. This is not due to any lack in parenting, it is simply the only way to achieve such a feeling of power, control, achievement, ability, whatever you want to call it. I know many many many fathers and mothers who have this same question. I have observed with my students that unless the girl is incredibly motivated, not so much talented, this novelty wears off at puberty - unfortunately. That's just one equestrians opinion.
  • View author's info posted on Jun 21, 2005 at 08:31



    1LovinLife write:
    (Country music in the background)

    "Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy.."

    Well, I walk into the room
    Passing out hundred dollar bills
    And it kills and it thrills like the horns on my Silverado grill
    And I buy the bar a double round of crown
    And everybody's getting down
    An' this town ain't never gonna be the same.

    [Chorus:]
    Cause I saddle up my horse
    and I ride into the city
    I make a lot of noise
    Cause the girls
    They are so pretty
    Riding up and down Broadway
    on my old stud Leroy
    And the girls say
    Save a horse, ride a cowboy.
    Everybody says
    Save a horse, Ride a cowboy


    Just to get the day started....:)

    There he is......ever had a Cat ride on your BACK? From the looks of your picture, I bet you have!
  • View author's info posted on Jun 21, 2005 at 07:05



    sharp1 write:
    Hey Scripps, did you get the answer you were looking for?


    No one can explain the connection. I'll just enjoy the fact my daughter loves horses because that is something we can do together.

    I did learn there is no way that I will ever purchase a horse. It is renting for me.
  • View author's info posted on Jun 21, 2005 at 04:44



    TheCatsMeow65 write:
    Now where is that damn horse...I wanna ride!



    (Country music in the background)

    "Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy.."

    Well, I walk into the room
    Passing out hundred dollar bills
    And it kills and it thrills like the horns on my Silverado grill
    And I buy the bar a double round of crown
    And everybody's getting down
    An' this town ain't never gonna be the same.

    [Chorus:]
    Cause I saddle up my horse
    and I ride into the city
    I make a lot of noise
    Cause the girls
    They are so pretty
    Riding up and down Broadway
    on my old stud Leroy
    And the girls say
    Save a horse, ride a cowboy.
    Everybody says
    Save a horse, Ride a cowboy


    Just to get the day started....:)
  • View author's info posted on Jun 21, 2005 at 01:42


    Now where is that damn horse...I wanna ride!
  • View author's info posted on Jun 20, 2005 at 21:17


    Hey Scripps, did you get the answer you were looking for?
    I like the concept she'll learn to crucify men! lol
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 22:24



    1LovinLife write:

    TheCatsMeow65 write:

    1LovinLife write:

    TheCatsMeow65 write:

    They aren't cheap dahlin...One of my best friends has 7



    She has seven horses or ex-husbands?

    No silly Horses


    Never been around a silly horse...most of them just MEAN like the one that dislocated my knee last year...

    I knew u were gonna get me on that one...right after I came back to thread and re-read what I wrote lol...Silly wabbit...tricks are for kids
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 21:13



    TheCatsMeow65 write:

    1LovinLife write:

    TheCatsMeow65 write:

    They aren't cheap dahlin...One of my best friends has 7



    She has seven horses or ex-husbands?

    No silly Horses


    Never been around a silly horse...most of them just MEAN like the one that dislocated my knee last year...
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 21:09



    1LovinLife write:

    TheCatsMeow65 write:

    They aren't cheap dahlin...One of my best friends has 7



    She has seven horses or ex-husbands?

    No silly Horses
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 20:06



    TheCatsMeow65 write:

    They aren't cheap dahlin...One of my best friends has 7



    She has seven horses or ex-husbands?
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 19:56


    1LovinLife write:

    That's a girl trick...Hey Mel, in all seriousness get you daughter a BMW convertible...it's cheaper! To let you know how bad it gets...(and this is someone showing Paint Horses...

    1- 4 yr old Gelding- .....25k
    Western Saddle & Tack .....5k
    English Saddle & Tack .....3k
    Western Clothes for show ...1k
    Monthly Boarding w/ a trainer....700-1000
    Riding lessons-10 per month ....400
    Horse Transport to monthly show....400
    Hotel, Entry Fees for Show.........500


    Grand total...around 35k on the front end and 2k a month in expenses...Be sure to name that horse "Porsche" cause you could get a couple for what one horse in competition will cost ya...

    And that's assuming you don't get a Dually Pickup with Trailer to carry it all in...:)

    They aren't cheap dahlin...One of my best friends has 7
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 19:50



    1LovinLife write:

    The downside of dating a horsewoman is that if she's running a 60 horse farm, any guy is going to be #61- every stud in the place is going to be fed, brushed and bred before she even thinks about getting around to you...:)

    Ya know...I know alot of horse women...and you are sooooooooo right! lol
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 17:13



    1LovinLife write:
    Hey Mel, in all seriousness get you daughter a BMW convertible...it's cheaper! To let you know how bad it gets...(and this is someone showing Paint Horses...

    1- 4 yr old Gelding- .....25k
    Western Saddle & Tack .....5k
    English Saddle & Tack .....3k
    Western Clothes for show ...1k
    Monthly Boarding w/ a trainer....700-1000
    Riding lessons-10 per month ....400
    Horse Transport to monthly show....400
    Hotel, Entry Fees for Show.........500


    Grand total...around 35k on the front end and 2k a month in expenses...Be sure to name that horse "Porsche" cause you could get a couple for what one horse in competition will cost ya...

    And that's assuming you don't get a Dually Pickup with Trailer to carry it all in...:)



    I forgot those costs...I have a friend whose daughter competes...it's expensive and time consuming. Another friend who had 2 daughters that competed said in hindsight he wished he just given his daughters the lessons, no competitions and just gone riding in the mountains with them. A much more enjoyable experience and quality time spent with his daughters. Hindsight is 20/20.
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 10:33


    I am already legally changing my daughter's name to Mercedes. In her teenage years I will change it again to Ferrari.
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 09:36



    petiteone39 write:
    Your daughter is too little for this but when she gets older she may REALLY LIKE SITTING ON A HORSE especially when riding one. Happy Father's Day, Mel. Sorry Zack started it!


    That's a girl trick...Hey Mel, in all seriousness get you daughter a BMW convertible...it's cheaper! To let you know how bad it gets...(and this is someone showing Paint Horses...

    1- 4 yr old Gelding- .....25k
    Western Saddle & Tack .....5k
    English Saddle & Tack .....3k
    Western Clothes for show ...1k
    Monthly Boarding w/ a trainer....700-1000
    Riding lessons-10 per month ....400
    Horse Transport to monthly show....400
    Hotel, Entry Fees for Show.........500


    Grand total...around 35k on the front end and 2k a month in expenses...Be sure to name that horse "Porsche" cause you could get a couple for what one horse in competition will cost ya...

    And that's assuming you don't get a Dually Pickup with Trailer to carry it all in...:)
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 09:12


    Your daughter is too little for this but when she gets older she may REALLY LIKE SITTING ON A HORSE especially when riding one. Happy Father's Day, Mel. Sorry Zack started it!
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 09:02



    petiteone39 write:
    I don't thing Mel intended on starting this thread as a dirty one, but with the combination girls and horses, how could you help but turn it that way, right Zack?


    Hey, You started it....:)
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 08:51


    I don't thing Mel intended on starting this thread as a dirty one, but with the combination girls and horses, how could you help but turn it that way, right Zack?
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2005 at 08:33


    OMG ...I just had an instant post! Did the MM gods forget to cancel my membership?
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