Aug. 1, 2007, 10:22 PM
Quirky habits picked up from owning horses?
So what weird habits did you pick up from owning horses?
Some of my habits are:
I once said "snaffle" when I meant to say Snapple.
I seem to not know why there is a halter and lead rope in my car.
I don't know why there is always a hoofpick in my pocket.
I'm a furry and proud of it!
FOUNDER OF: Closet Canterers Clique and (VERY PROUD) Closet Canterer
Aug. 1, 2007, 10:25 PM
My car can't stay clean.
Aug. 1, 2007, 10:32 PM
I see the words "horse" or "pony" or "riding" or "barn" or.... Everywhere if I don't take a second look at what was really "house" or "point" or "ridge" or ...
Aug. 1, 2007, 10:35 PM
I cluck to people to move them over.
Aug. 1, 2007, 10:36 PM
Aug. 1, 2007, 10:40 PM
Aug. 1, 2007, 10:41 PM
My boyfriend (who sells guitars and deals with music for a living) gets quite exasperated when I keep referring to ear plugs as "ear stuffies."
I also cluck to my car when it's slow to change gear. And after a couple of years of riding greenies, if I see something 'scary' along the side of the road I've often braced myself waiting for my car to spook.
Aug. 1, 2007, 10:43 PM
Aug. 1, 2007, 11:27 PM
Aug. 1, 2007, 11:40 PM
I have been known to cluck to dogs, cars, and people. It works best on the dogs.
I've also been known to have a spare halter and lead in my car, in case I see a loose horse. (This has actually happened to me twice.)
I've also used the lead on a loose dog, more than twice.
Aug. 1, 2007, 11:42 PM
Several times I've said that I have to take my kids to the vet ...
Aug. 1, 2007, 11:51 PM
Aug. 2, 2007, 12:44 AM
I once told my dog to "canter!"
I cluck to my car going up hills, and pull back on the steering wheel to stop. (Don't worry, I brake too!)
Tonight while watching a baseball game, I commented that "the pitcher toes out!"
Hmm...I know I do way more weird stuff too...off to think.
Proud Closet Canterer!
Aug. 2, 2007, 12:54 AM
When I took Driver's Ed in high school (ahem, a few years back), the driving instructor asked me if I thought that leaning around the corners would help make the car turn.
Originally Posted by JCS
I told him, "Well, it works on the horses."
Aug. 2, 2007, 08:01 AM
When I come to a stopsign/light, I catch myself sitting very deep stretching up to my shoulders as though I were on a horse asking for a halt.
I'll see cars coming to stopsigns as I'm driving down a main road and tell them to "Whoa". Same w/shopping carts in the parking lot, I tell them "whoa" alot too.
Since I'm 8 months pregnant, I refer to myself as "in foal" and when asked a due date it's when I'll "foal out my new stud colt." **He's awful well bred!**
Aug. 2, 2007, 08:04 AM
I have said the same thing! All the money they spent to run a stright line of 4 board oak fence in front of their property.... I can't understand why they do that. Let's make it useful!
Originally Posted by JCS
Aug. 2, 2007, 08:16 AM
A dear friend of mine has a 6 month old little boy, and I constantly find myself cooing "Good boy" to him in the same tone I use to praise my horses. I've tried to stop, but it slips out anyway. Also, I've caught myself waving to horses and dogs when I drive by them. I recently did this with my boyfriend in the car and he said, "Did you just wave at that dog?" Then we both burst into hysterical laughter.
Aug. 2, 2007, 08:46 AM
I tell my husband and daughter to walk-on. They either do or they give me really dirty looks. I also do the pointy finger thing to move people over like I do with my horse when she is standing... drives my husband nuts cause it works... really well.
If i'm posting on Coth, it's either raining so I can't ride or it's night time and I can't sleep.
Aug. 2, 2007, 08:48 AM
Haha! I cluck also! To people to my dog! It's too funny!
CEO (Chief Equine Officer)
Aug. 2, 2007, 08:56 AM
Treats in my pockets, hay in my hair!
Leads for my dogs!
My kids canter and jump over obstacles....regularly. Did they get the right lead?
(a game we play!)
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