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Secrets About Women Who Love Horses

Updated on November 14, 2009

Women's Love of Horses

For many women whom I have spoken to that own horses, their horse is one of only a few constant factors that they have in their lives. In a way, their horses are like their children. Women have to watch over them and take care of them on a daily basis, just like their children. This is one reason that women love their horses so much.

To a many women I have spoken to, a horse is just an extension of their family, why else would a woman get up at five O' clock in the morning and go outside in the freezing cold to feed a horse and clean out their stall? There has to be a great amount of love involved for anyone to do that. Many women see their horses as not only members of their families, but also as their best friends.

Many women could easily spend hours in the barn telling their horse about all of their problems or other events that are happening in their lives. This is because horses are great listeners, much better than most men.

Men cannot help the fact that they do not listen well. All men know that their ears are not able to hear the frequency that a woman voice is produced in, however; they are very skilled at listening to a sports analyst when they are predicting the outcome of a game. This is why most men cannot remember a single thing that their wives tell them, their ears cannot determine what is being said. This is similar to listening to someone speak in a different language; you can hear sounds, but you have no idea what is being said.

This is why women women who I have spoken to will turn to their horses. A horse will stand quietly in their stall or in the pasture and will listen for hours and they do not even have to be bribed with food. Many women will even tell you that their horse understands what they are saying because if a woman is feeling down, a horse will often give her a nudge with their muzzle as a way of saying "I understand".

Many women (and men) will also tell you that their horse is a very inexpensive form of therapy. An observant person may notice that if a woman has had a bad day and goes out to the barn for a "therapy session" with their horse that ninety percent of the time she will come back from the barn with a smile on her face and with a new outlook on life. How many therapists can you think of that can produce an effect like that during an hour long therapy session?

This is why many men love women who own horses. They know that if their wife is having a bad day, after listening to her concerns and a short trip to the barn her day will be much better. A smart husband knows that the horse listens to all of his wife's problems, which means that he will be able to watch more sporting events while she spends some time at the barn.

Well it has been commented that a few men like that escape as well.. Hope that helps guys, who know who you are.

Women Dominate Most Equine Sports

It's In Their DNA

There are many questions that are asked everyday that no one knows the answer to. Some of these questions are more like riddles, for example, why do convenient stores that are open twenty four hours a day have bars on the windows and doors? These types of questions will get the wheels turning in a person's brain. Then there are some questions that could cause a brain to explode. An example of this type of question is why do women love horses?

A person could easily spend the rest of their lives trying to figure this one out because there is not a clearly defined answer and the worst part is that if you were to ask a woman why they all seem to love horses so much they will not even know the answer. Many people have tried to answer this question, but there is not a solid answer.

One theory that has been proposed is that a woman's love for horses is simply part of their DNA. Many people will say that there is a tiny gene located somewhere in a woman's DNA that programs them to love horses. This "horse loving" gene is similar to the "sport loving" gene that all men are born with, yes guys; this is why you are drawn to all types of sporting events.

Many times the "horse loving" gene will begin to express itself during a woman's childhood. Anyone will be able to determine when the "horse loving" gene is starting to express itself because this is when a young girl will start to play with toy horses and ponies, but it is important to know that the "horse loving" gene will be expressed more strongly in some girls that in others.

The girls that have a really strong "horse loving" gene will want to own their very own horse. Anytime a girl has the opportunity to ask for a horse, she will. This means that parents can expect to always see a horse on their daughters Christmas and Birthday lists.

Sometimes the "horse loving" gene will go into remission. This will usually happen about the time that a young woman turns sixteen and wants a car. Parents should keep in mind that it is often less expensive to purchase a horse for their daughters than it is to purchase a car.

Just because the "horse loving" gene has gone into hiding does not mean that it will stay there. There are many occasions when a woman's "horse loving" gene will resurface. This is why you see many middle aged women buying horses for the first time. Now they do not have to rely on their parents to purchase a horse for them, instead, they now have the means to own a horse.

It is important to remember that all women are born with a "horse loving" gene. The only thing that differentiates all of the women of the world is at what point in their lives that their "horse loving" gene will makes its presence known.

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    • Rpetracek profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks for all your great input. Will use it for research on the next article.

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      9 years ago

      Stereotyping I say. We also love the thrill of riding our magnificant beasts. Women are not just caring, passive beings.

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      9 years ago

      Yes we do love and care for our horses and get comfort from them, but please don't stereotype us women as merely caring emotional beings. How about the fact that we also love the thrill of riding our horses, the speed, the jumping the sheer power of our beloved beasts, beats a motorbike any day if you ask me!!

    • dctack profile image


      10 years ago from Lawton, Oklahoma

      You hit the nail on the head! I've always said that my horses were my therapy. My husband knows when I start getting stressed, I need to go ride!

    • LeslyeAnn profile image


      10 years ago from Yoncalla , Oregon

      Oh come on! We women know why we love you have as close of a relationship with your wife, as she does with her horse? My horses are not my children. They are my friends. And I love them and I am responsible for them.

      Go visit my hubs about Why Women Love Horses...and see The types of a Horse husband. You'll see why I love my horse. It's how he makes me feel. That's why we return so refreshed. It will be interesting to see where you fall in the husband categories...I hope you are a #3 dreamhusband. Keep writing! You're gonna be fun to converse with.

    • Rpetracek profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you .. a lot. It was fun to do. Hope you enjoy the others. And of course I will visit yours.

      Please take time to visit our site that got a new face lift. and let us know what you think.

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      10 years ago

      So TRUE! awsome hub i loved reading through it! And Joni Solis i totally agree with what you said about the music it gave me goose bumps too! I hope y'all come to visit my hub and if you do be sure to post some comments!

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      10 years ago from Miami

      Nice Hub and very Informative. I have been around Horses my whole life and love them just like my kids. Nice work, Thanks.

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      Joni Solis 

      10 years ago from Kentwood, Louisiana

      Great hub! Love the horse music video you picked for it. Gave me goosebumps (the good kind). Thank you!


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