4 Types of Horse Husbands
What kind of Horse-husband do you have?
Long ago I heard the description of 4 types of husbands a horsewoman could have. I am going to try to recreate what I learned. You may see your husband here, or you may learn a valuable lesson about what kind of man you would like to marry.
This man has no interest in your horses. You won't find him at the barn sneaking extra carrots to your horses, or enjoying a trip to the tack shop. When you compete or show, you have to beg him to come watch. Your decisions about your riding and your horses are all your own. At the worst extreme, a dis-interested husband secretly wishes horses were not a part of your life. And he may even discourage you from spending money, or time on riding and the horses.
Obviously, we horsewomen, would like to stay away from the extreme type of this husband. No one should put a collar on our dreams. But just being dis-interested isn't hard to live with. Horse time becomes our time.
2. He knows better than you
This man took your interest in horses and made it his passion also. Except, now he is the expert, even though he has less experience. He may have created a business surrounding breeding or showing horses. He's gone horse-crazy in a man's sort of way. Now you own numerous horses when all you wanted was a nice horse to ride.
Sometimes, you just gotta love 'em anyway.
3. A Rider Too
This man has his own horse too. You get to ride with him and share the horse chores. He may be competitive, trying to do better than you, or he can be a partner.
This could be dream-husband or a nightmare. It is all in the attitude.
This man supports you in your passion and even helps out. He keeps the truck in good working order. He will drive you to the shows and keep your horses' stall clean and carries the water. He would never miss your class, and shines your boots before you enter the ring.
This is my favorite. Everyone should have someone to dote on you. Just be sure to return the love.