Let's talk about horsey people

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For as long as I can remember the horsey people crowd has baffled me. They seem to have average lives but you just know that in order to keep such a huge pet they need oodles of money. Yet most of them don't seem rich? How?

They are adamant that riding their pets is exercise, despite it being the horse that does most of the work. Unless you are referring to core stability I don't see the exercise. What?

Sometime they put their pets in these big trailers and drive around super slow, taking their big pets to dress up shows where they look fancy. Like when your little sister used to take her Barbies to her friends house and they would play with their dolls. Why?

Did you know you can get medical aid specifically for your horsies? This is a new one to me, fascinating stuff.

Riding horses is deemed perfectly safe by the horsey people yet I know first hand of a few people that sustained injuries that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Yet this does not deter other horsey people, who still insist it is very safe. Really?

There are so many things that perplex me about horsey people and I would like to hear other peoples view on the horsey people, their ways and the enigmas around it.
 

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They're not rich because they spend all their money on something that converts money into shiit.

What gets me is all this "omg i love my horsie so much it's my best friend and pet and confidant and part time lover", 3 weeks later, "getting a new horsie cos the old horsie could only jump 75cm and this one can jump 80cm and omg best friend and and pet and part of family and part time lover and squeeeee"
 
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I have dated 2 girls that were adamant horse riders, and i can say, fit as fiddles. And those behinds... mother of god...
 

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I have dated 2 girls that were adamant horse riders, and i can say, fit as fiddles. And those behinds... mother of god...
I'll give you that, the average horsey girl is flippen hot. That's a plus right there.
 
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Aren't you a bicyclest? Almost identical questions apply...

For as long as I can remember the bicycling people crowd has baffled me. They seem to have average lives but you just know that in order to keep such an expensive bike they need oodles of money. Yet most of them don't seem rich? How?

Except this bit but riding a horse is ****ing hard work.

Sometime they put their bikes on the road and ride around super slow, taking their children's toys to coffee shops where they look fancy. Like when your little sister used to take her Barbies to her friends house and they would play with their dolls. Why?

Did you know you can get insurance specifically for your bicycles? This is a new one to me, fascinating stuff.

Bicycling is deemed perfectly safe by the road nazi people yet I know first hand of a few people that sustained injuries that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Yet this does not deter other bicyclists, who still insist it is very safe. Really?

There are so many things that perplex me about bicycle people and I would like to hear other peoples view on the bicycle people, their ways and the enigmas around it.
FTFY
 

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Aren't you a bicyclest? Almost identical questions apply...
Very good point, and there are similarities. However consider the following.

You can get cheap and reliable bikes, I have one that I use for fun and the daily commute. It also does not poop. I don't see many people riding their horsies to work. Unlike a horse it does not move on it's own. I also never dress up my bike. Whenever possible I ride my bike to where I need it to be, on trails - not the road. Using a bike rack annoys me. If you have a cheap bike it falls under your normal household insurance.

Sure there are people that come off their bikes because they push the limits - very similar to the horsey people.

Again, very good points you raise.
 
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Very good point, and there are similarities. However consider the following.

You can get cheap and reliable bikes, I have one that I use for fun and the daily commute. It also does not poop. I don't see many people riding their horsies to work. Unlike a horse it does not move on it's own. I also never dress up my bike. Whenever possible I ride my bike to where I need it to be, on trails - not the road. Using a bike rack annoys me. If you have a cheap bike it falls under your normal household insurance.

Sure there are people that come off their bikes because they push the limits - very similar to the horsey people.

Again, very good points you raise.
Yes it's a vast generalization, a bit like your vast generalization. I'm a HiFi nut, I'm sure those questions could be adapted to us idiots as well.

Each to their own and all that.
 

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Yes it's a vast generalization, a bit like your vast generalization. I'm a HiFi nut, I'm sure those questions could be adapted to us idiots as well.

Each to their own and all that.
fukken audiophiles riding their valve amps 3 abreast down the N3.... :mad:
 

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Yes it's a vast generalization, a bit like your vast generalization. I'm a HiFi nut, I'm sure those questions could be adapted to us idiots as well.

Each to their own and all that.
True, we can start threads around most of these hobbies, but I doubt you ride your HiFi to work, or put it behind your car and take it to shows where you dress it up. I also serious doubt that if you ever do ride your HiFi that it will injure you.

But back to the topic at hand, the horsey people, maybe more importantly how does one become a horsey person?
 

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True, we can start threads around most of these hobbies, but I doubt you ride your HiFi to work, or put it behind your car and take it to shows where you dress it up. I also serious doubt that if you ever do ride your HiFi that it will injure you.

But back to the topic at hand, the horsey people, maybe more importantly how does one become a horsey person?
Learned behaviour. Family traditions are usually passed on to offspring and relatives. Then there's the outlying group who socialise with the horse people and get interested.
 

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^^^^ :crylaugh: :crylaugh: :crylaugh: more coffee coming out my nose!
True though. I can just imagine Randhir in a souped up citi golf with 21" tyres and 3 amps in the boot blasting Tupac down the N3.
 

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we live next to some people that are big into horse racing, keep up to date with the race sheets the whole toot.

never really understood it, but I suppose its a hobby of sorts, like dog racing.
 

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On the topic of what applies to a broad spectrum of hobbies, there are some stark differences.

As I pointed out, you can't ride your hifi to work. But that is not really a drawback because if you stick a CD in a horse I doubt it is high fidelity sound you will give. So being an audiophile makes more sense than being a horsey person.

Same with bicycles, they don't need fancy stables nor any food. You can lube your bike once a week, if you lube your horse - well I am not sure if I want to know what comes next after you lube a horse. After I lube my bike I ride it.

Big plus of being a bike rider or audiophile is you can work on your own equipment and order stuff for it online. You can't do the same with your horse, I mean even if you could but parts for it like a new leg or tail or head you would need an expert veterinarian to fit it for you.

Then there is the green factor, the only emission from my bike is when I am flatulent. A typical HiFi does not draw that much power, so both these are on the green side. But a horse, it is not green at all, what with all the poop it makes and it is not really going anywhere.
 
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fukken audiophiles riding their valve amps 3 abreast down the N3.... :mad:
Well yes, the fact that bicyclests and horsey people inconvenience others with their hobby is a whole different argument.

True, we can start threads around most of these hobbies, but I doubt you ride your HiFi to work, or put it behind your car and take it to shows where you dress it up. I also serious doubt that if you ever do ride your HiFi that it will injure you.
I have a HiFi at work too... It also goes to shows... 450VDC to the soft and danglies would do a tad more than injure me.
 

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so i went to a student phsyio who wants to become a horse physio

never knew you get that

apparently avg cost is around R5-7k a month and can go higher

so thats crazy
 

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Well yes, the fact that bicyclests and horsey people inconvenience others with their hobby is a whole different argument.
True, but I suppose that just as the world sees us folks riding around on kids toys as all the same, one collective, there are actually many different camps of bikey people. Roadies are the ones that annoy most normies on the road. Me, I identify more as a mountain biker and prefer to ride on trails where I don't have to share the road with cars and trucks. I do that on my daily commute but it's not the ideal for me.

Are there different sub cults of horsey people too?
its the pants they wear that makes them look hot from behind
Yes - and that is one thing that only works on horsey people and not one bicycle people. For the love of all that is good wear baggies when you ride your bike.
 
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