Living with an equine enthusiast

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Tuesday 08 January - 15h00 | Maxence Magnin

Living with an equine enthusiast

Whether you are a companion, friend or family member, being around a horseback riding enthusiast is not always easy. Indeed, without realizing it, it’s sometimes a little too easy for horse lovers to express their love for equines a little too much, a little too often. And this is what people around us have to ‘experience’ daily when they live with us or are in our lives. Below, some of the phenomena one deals with related to equine ecstasy.

 - Living with an equine enthusiast

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Hearing "oh look at the horses" during a voyage. After a while, people seem to start getting used to hearing this and no longer register the remark. But one can not deny that seeing horses or ponies from the window of a car or train generally tends to spark such a reaction (especially for those who have been forced to stop riding).
Agreeing to play second fiddle to horses. They were there from the beginning. They saw us grow. They helped us develop. The least we can do is give them back the same, providing them all the time they deserve or need. And that does not necessarily please those who share our lives.
Hearing about them all day. Like we were leading a double life with our horses or ponies. It must be said that they take up so much space in our lives that talking about them is only a logical extension of that. So go and try to make this clear to someone who does not have such a passion or grasp the extent of it...
Discovering their friends in the horse world. It is obvious: each rider or rider has his or her friends in their daily life, as well as those in the horse world. Met at the equestrian center, competitions or elsewhere, they are in a special categorized within our entourage, within a broader circle of connections.
Going on a ride while on vacation. If you go to a horseback riding region, a short ride is an obvious activity to take part in. And as your entourage loves you, they will accept doing so most of the time to please you, even if the idea of getting on a horse freaks them out.
Accompanying you to a competition or equestrian event. And with a smile, too. Well, for that, it may be necessary to wait a little  bit depending on the status of the person who accompanies you. While this task may appeal to a parent, for example, it is often more difficult to hang around with another person who shares our life at an event such as a horse show, if that’s not their thing.
Not understanding any of the jargon. As with any discipline, riding also has its own jargon. A language that is sometimes difficult to understand. In that case, it's better not to find oneself amongst a slew of riders talking about their passion when trying to understand something.

In conclusion, friends in the horse world, spare a thought for those who are not part of it if you don’t want to put a strain on your relationships!

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