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Just for fun. Do you and your horse "match?"

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  • Just for fun. Do you and your horse "match?"

    Does your hair color "go with" your horses coat color?

    Are your physiques similar?

    How about your personalities?

    Anything else? (like you both like beer or whatever).

    OK let's hear it.

    Me first. I have reddish blonde hair and my girl is a chestnut- she is much redder than me. We both have long legs and short backs. She is a character and so am I. I love beer but she does not care for it at all. We both LOVE food!!! And we both love the water. And we both love to go fast!

  • #2

    Max and P

    We both are short and have a tendency to get "round" when we aren't in training. We are both totally happy going around at are own pokey pace, unless something (weather, events, mood) revs us up, then we are happy flying too!

    Nothing bothers us much, unless you just insist on pushing our buttons repeatedly, and then we will give you one more chance...and then BAM we let you have it

    As shown in this picture, we also like to stick our tongues out when we are thinking hard.
    "Look, I'm trying not to test the durability of the arena with my face!" (Because only GM can do that.)


    • #3
      I have red hair and a sorrel pony. I'm 4'10" and he's 14.2. We're both pretty laid back most of the time, but we get cranky if kept inside, and can be stubborn. (:
      "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

      Graphite/Pastel Portraits


      • #4
        me, the corgi and the old horse all have a bad back, does that count? Oh yeah, and when the new footing was put in the ring and it got a bit deeper, the youngster said "me too!" and wanted to join the club. We all laughed at him.
        Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


        • #5
          Hmmm we are, sort of...

          She's a blood bay, and I have dark auburn hair (though i'm trying to lighten it for summer!)

          She's tall and leggy, and so am I, but she's a bit thinner than I (we're working on beefing her up though!)

          When she's anxious or nervous she gets really hyper and does stupid "blonde" things and so do I.

          We both LOVE to jump! The higher the better!
          Friend of bar.ka!
          Originally posted by MHM
          GM quote of the day, regarding the correct way to do things:
          "There's correct, and then there's correct. If you're almost correct, that means you're wrong."


          • #6
            Personality- yeah we're both pretty laid back and sometimes goofy but he tends to get stressed a little easier than I think I do

            Looks- not at all! He's a lean, tallish (okay, well 16.1 SEEMS tall to me!), bay thoroughbred, and I'm a short (5'0).... dirty blonde/light brunette, with a much more compact build.

            I think we complement each other pretty well- his slab sides make my leg look longer (or at least not at short as it really is, haha)



            • #7
              I used to get this all the time at horse shows..."Did you buy him because he matches your hair color?"...http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...64985027KOwuPt
              We also had very similar personalities. He was kind of a loner, didn't like to be brushed (thin TB skin I guess). Tons of attitude. Did what he wanted when he wanted. And was very rarely affectionate lol


              • Original Poster

                [QUOTE=pleasedaspunch;4883854]I used to get this all the time at horse shows..."Did you buy him because he matches your hair color?"...http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...64985027KOwuPt

                Wow! He really does match your hair color! Pretty amazing! And you two look great together.


                • #9
                  Sort of... we're both tall and narrow. He's chestnut and I used to have reddish hair (but it was dyed).

                  Personality wise, we both are laid back and not very cuddly- even a bit standoffish when confronted with cuddly hugginess. We both take everything in stride and don't really care about what is going on around us.
                  Different flavors of crazy, but totally NUTS. You know its true. - GreyHunterHorse



                  • #10
                    None of my horses physically look like me, but my mare and I have the same personality. It's why we mostly get along and sometimes want to kill each other . We're both hot, high-strung, sensitive, and stubborn. You do not TELL us what to do, and if you try to force us... well, things ain't gonna go so well for you.
                    Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
                    Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
                    VW sucks.


                    • #11
                      We are kind of opposites. My guy is very laid back, and I am a nervous person - one of the main reasons i got him, as I had been winding up the TBS I rode by being a nervous nellie. My guy is solid as a rock, although he has enough spirit to be fun and even intimidating at times if he IS feeling high. We are both tall (me, 5'9" and him 17.2h). He is gray (white) and I am a redhead, He is Irish and I like to think I am (Heinz 57 here, but married last name is Ryan, so it counts lol ). He tends to be obese if not worked, and I stay thin, so we are not alike that way.


                      • #12
                        Physically... nope not a match at all. I'm blonde, she's blood bay. Closest you'll get to physical "mathcing" is that I'm 5'6 with long legs and she's 15.3 with pretty long legs.

                        Personalities... some things are a match, but not a lot. She's a drama queen, I'm not so much unless buttons gets pushed one too many times. We do match in that we like kidlets, she's a total babysitter with small people on her back and I love to look after little ones. Put someone adult size on her though and she expects you to know what you're doing, likewise I expect adults to act like adults, not overgrown spoiled brats. Critter loves to do fun things, like canter and jump, not so much the boring things like walking. Ditto for me, skip the boring stuff and let's have fun!
                        "Beware the hobby that eats."
                        Benjamin Franklin


                        • #13

                          Horse: grey
                          Me: getting moreso by the day!

                          Horse: grumpy when in season
                          Me: oh, heck yes!

                          Horse: hard to keep weight on
                          Me: uhm, not even close

                          Horse: sweet and tolerant (when not in season)
                          Me: bwahahaha!

                          So we're 50/50!


                          • #14
                            Personality and build-wise my horse and I match really well.

                            We both are very type-A, perfectionist, easily stressed, nervous (as in not confident), and yet not spooky types.

                            We are similarly built too...short backed leggy types but with good bone

                            Color-wise we don't match at all. He is brown. I am blonde....

                            We do seem to like to get similar health issues.....I would prefer we didn't match in those respects! Thankfully he doesn't have my RA though.
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                            • #15
                              Ever since I began riding my Grey Horse, I've been noticing these short grey hairs developing right at my part.... Now I'm chestnut going grey.
                              Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans


                              • #16
                                We both make horrible employees! We have the same work ethic -- we're both lazy and stubborn with short attention spans, and like to do anything we can to get out of doing our job. For him, that means drifting right then over-correcting by diving left, jumping crooked, sucking back, etc... for me, that means messing around on COTH rather than doing my actual job. BUT, when someone finally makes us buckle down and do our job, we both do it really well.


                                • #17
                                  Physically: Nope. Both my boys are tall and leggy. Both are slab-sided and tend to be lean. I am medium height and round. No one would ever describe me as lean. Show is dark bay, Elf is a bright chestnut. I'm blonde with light eyes and mid-tone skin.

                                  Temperament: Show is super-friendly, loves everybody but is flightly undersaddle. Elf is a bit grumpy but never mean about it. Sometimes it feels like he tolerates your presence. I resemble him more than Show. Undersaddle, Elf's pretty even keel as far as the spooking but he gets upset when things aren't going his way. I might resemble that a bit too.
                                  Keith: "Now...let's do something normal fathers and daughters do."
                                  Veronica: "Buy me a pony?"


                                  • #18
                                    Yes-- with a qualification

                                    Check it out:


                                    Wideload. Check.

                                    Smart, smart. Check.

                                    Very happy when together. Check.

                                    Kind, affectionate but also passionate about what we do. Check.

                                    Brave and stoic though not in ways that are immediately obvious. Check.

                                    But here's the difference that makes it work. While my gelding is ambitious about making his life easy, I'm all about Getting Somewhere, Making Something of Us. He kindly obliges me and more than any other influence in my life, reminds me that the ends do not justify the means.

                                    I bred this one and did my best to create a horse I'd want. But he added things that I couldn't have made. He's really the best gift I could have asked for.
                                    The armchair saddler
                                    Politically Pro-Cat


                                    • #19
                                      Yes in ways, no in ways.

                                      I'm a medium/dark blonde with hazel eyes, she's a weird-colored strawberry roan pinto with brown eyes.

                                      Her nose burns easily, mine does too; she has white (birdcatcher) spots and darker roan-y patch on her flank, I have a spot on my right thigh that has no pigment and a red birthmark on my knee. We have tiny feet (she's a trip-0 and I wear a 5.5) and we're short (14.1 and change and I'm 5'3''). We both startle easily but not afraid of gunfire at all.

                                      We both have QH butts .

                                      We both used to compete a lot and in good company, but not so much anymore. We both need lessons!!

                                      COTH's official mini-donk enabler

                                      "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl


                                      • #20
                                        Dark brown hair some people think is black? Yep.

                                        Turn brown in the sun? Yep. (Though it's his coat and my skin.)

                                        Proportionally exceptionally long legs? Yep.

                                        He's tall (16.3) and I'm.... not.

                                        He's thin and I'm... not.

                                        He's hyper and I'm... not.

                                        Smart? Yep.

                                        Hard working? Yep.

                                        Mellow even when hyper? Pretty much, yep.

                                        Sometimes too perfectionist and get stressed? Yep.

                                        Harder on ourselves than each other? Yep. (He's hilarious when he does things like trips... talk about pinned ears and swishing tail! Reprimand as a correction? He just fixes whatever's wrong.)

                                        Love other horses? Yep. Unfortunately so, in his case!

                                        Each other's favorite? Yep. Basically, where we don't match we compliment, and are about as perfect a pair as I could have hoped while I was searching for him.
                                        If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.