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  • Boyds cats.

    Great article In the COTH about Boyd Martin and his love of cats. Who knew? Most men are dog lovers. I have to say, after we had our barn cats, I'm a big convert. House cats? Ehhh.. not so much.
    I still love our dogs, but they are totally unable to catch mice in the barn. I'm still guessing dogs are more popular than cats but after reading about Boyd, maybe not.
    Last edited by riderboy; Apr. 3, 2011, 09:29 AM. Reason: content

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    I liked his t-shirt

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    • #3
      Originally posted by goodmorning View Post
      I liked his t-shirt
      Me too!

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      • #4
        I like the KFC - breakfast of champions
        Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

        The Grove at Five Points

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        • #5
          My cat has expressed interest in joining Boyd's string.

          I think it has something to do with the part where Silva says Boyd feeds his cats to the point of obesity.

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            http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...fancies-feline (In case someone needs the link).
            T3DE Pact

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            • #7
              We read that this morning. My daughter, the cat lover, adores him even more. Even the non-horsey daughter is now a bit enamored.

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              • #8
                Love my dogs, but the barn cat rules. I'm not sure about cats being less spook-stigating than dogs though. After the 1st out of nowhere mach speed sprint from one end of the ring to the next- tail straight up in the air (the cat's...although it was nearly my filly's as well) I've learned the benefit of knowing the whereabouts of the little orange schemer. Can be especially useful when working on a hoof

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sandyliz View Post
                  Love my dogs, but the barn cat rules. I'm not sure about cats being less spook-stigating than dogs though. After the 1st out of nowhere mach speed sprint from one end of the ring to the next- tail straight up in the air (the cat's...although it was nearly my filly's as well) I've learned the benefit of knowing the whereabouts of the little orange schemer. Can be especially useful when working on a hoof
                  Its especially entertaining when they are hunting (or even just walking) in the bushes and trees next to the arena .

                  Christa

                  Firmly in the feline camp.

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                  • #10
                    I thought this article was an April Fool's spoof, it is so over-the-top.
                    Hindsight bad, foresight good.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Badger View Post
                      I thought this article was an April Fool's spoof, it is so over-the-top.
                      I think it is.

                      Genius article, though.

                      I think this is my favorite line, “I’m making a bid to get a big bronze statute of a cat at the entrance at the farm,” said Boyd. “This may or may not get in with my wife.”

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TuxWink View Post
                        I think it is.

                        Genius article, though.

                        I think this is my favorite line, “I’m making a bid to get a big bronze statute of a cat at the entrance at the farm,” said Boyd. “This may or may not get in with my wife.”
                        Except this is not the first time Boyd has spoken of his love for his fancy felines.
                        I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by riderboy View Post
                          Great article In the COTH about Boyd Martin and his love of cats. Who knew? Most men are dog lovers. I have to say, after we had our barn cats, I'm a big convert. House cats? Ehhh.. not so much.
                          I still love our dogs, but they are totally unable to catch mice in the barn. I'm still guessing dogs are more popular than cats but after reading about Boyd, maybe not.
                          I'll pit my older dachshund against any cat in the mouse killing department! The little sucker is both fast and dedicated!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Snaffle81 View Post
                            Except this is not the first time Boyd has spoken of his love for his fancy felines.
                            That makes this article 10x funnier to me now.

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                            • #15
                              FYI: this is NOT an April fools joke! My boyfriend (who is very good pals with Boyd and not a rider) had to house sit the cats for the first week or so that Boyd and Silva were in Aiken. Boyd would make my boyfriend send him phone pics of the cats and "put them on the phone." And the cat gym is not a joke. I've seen it! Neither is the story about the cat that almost drive Silva away in Australia.

                              Boyd seriously ADORES these cats! He's a nut...
                              "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant

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                              • #16
                                Real men love cats.

                                My husband is as big a cat lover as I am...we've been together 12 years and have had cats the entire time. It wasn't until last year that we got our first dog.

                                We have five cats right now--all indoor/outdoor. They are just awesome. Four of them sleep in bed along with us and the dog...good thing we have a king-size bed.

                                If Boyd is truly a cat lover then I've become a bigger fan.

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                                • #17
                                  Oh my, I like him even more now! I often tell people "I love all cats, but I don't love all dogs." It's true - even a grouchy cat that is all spit an claws makes me giggle uncontrollably. Then again, I think most cats know I'm truly a friend of the felines and I rarely meet a cat that doesn't warm up to me at some point.

                                  I love the photo of Boyd, in his special tee shirt, with a fancy spread of KFC, and his felines politely enjoying their dinner - and look, they didn't even have their elbows on the table! What good manners!
                                  Final Furlong Racehorse Retirement

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Badger View Post
                                    I thought this article was an April Fool's spoof, it is so over-the-top.
                                    That's what I assumed. Especially when I saw the KFC.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Fractious Fox View Post
                                      I love the photo of Boyd, in his special tee shirt, with a fancy spread of KFC, and his felines politely enjoying their dinner - and look, they didn't even have their elbows on the table! What good manners!
                                      Ditto! Cats rule the world, I love dogs, but cats are the... well they're the "cat's meow"
                                      Hillary Rodham Clinton - the peoples choice for president.

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                                      • #20
                                        CATS RULE! DOGS DROOL!!

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