On top of that you’ve created a new category in your closet dubbed “barn clothes” that contains nothing new (except everything you wore the first time you went to the barn). You almost immediately start to sweat because you have nothing to contribute to the conversation (except “huh? There is a distinct lingering smell of horse riding life that is immediately distinguishable from every other scent on the planet. These pictures have more to do with their Instagram page and less with your photography portfolio. Get on your knees and pray to God you figure out how to use it.
Patience is a virtue, more so in some cultures than others. Depending on your geographical location from the barn, you may have to endure a 30mins drive to the barn, possible 10mins just trying to catch the horse, 20mins of brushing and tacking up a horse, 40mins to an hour of actually riding the horse and 20mins again to un-tack the horse and drive 30mins home. If you say you’re going to a horse show, YOU’RE GOING! Crash early the night before because there’s a good chance you’re waking up before the sun and hitting a Timmies drive thru for an XL 4×4 and a couple bagels. It might stink and be full of hair but if you’re cold, wearing one of those does the trick. I have allergies to horses AND hay so believe me when I say that it sucks but you know what we gotta do gentlemen? Take a reactine, build that immunity and show your girl you love her and what she does EVEN if it can potentially close your lungs and cause you’re untimely demise… Tack Shop Etiquette You walk into a tack shop, the smell of fresh leather slaps you in the face.
You realize very quickly you’ve made a grand error in wearing your brand new clothes you got from Bootlegger and Air Jordans that YOU DID NOT BUY ON CLEARANCE. Most definetly but you need to understand the roles and responsibilities thrust upon you. If there is more than 1 horse to be ridden, call in sick, pack a sleeping bag and grab a Tim Horton’s coffee (or two). Vehicle cleanliness The more I think about it the equestrian lifestyle is probably the reason why I got into car detailing in the first place.
Can you make a relationship with an equestrian girl work? Don’t refer to martingales and reins “ropes.” A halter and a bridle are NOT the same thing. The more you know about the things she’s interested in, the more impressed her and her friends will be. Altogether roughly 3 hours as a BEST case scenario.
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