Re: Is your other half horsey????
I am very fortunate, as many of you know, that hubby is now as obsessed with horses as I am. He'd never ridden in his life until he met me. I used to work on a yard, and he'd help out, then one day he suddenly announced that he'd be starting lessons. I nearly fell off my chair! It just worked out that after he'd had four lessons we saw and fell in love with Barnaby, and now they have some sort of mutual admiration party going, which I am not invited to. I would say I am the more technical rider, but what OH lacks in technical knowledge he more than makes up for in sheer guts and determination. He's always been very confident around horses, and has a natural 'you can't hurt me' attitude, and funnily enough, they don't. It was very funny when we first used to hack out together. You know you call back down the line to check if everybody wants to trot, and everyone says yes, and off you go? OH used to say, "Shall we have a trot now?" and set off, and Max used to rear and go careering off after him! And when we used to come to a road crossing, OH used to just cross it, without thinking Max might be panicking about being left behind, and 'oh my, here comes a car!' We've worked on our communication quite a bit since then! And yes, he often feeds round before work, is on the Robinsons website more than me, and is obsessed with bits. Funny things, men.