Riding Rules for "Older Horsewomen

Riding Rules for "Older" Horsewomen From the Tackoftheday.com website. Worth sharing, as I too am an "older" horse woman: Some RIDING RULES for the, ahem, Older Horse Woman:

• We DO NOT need to show up with our hair combed, makeup on and wearing a clean shirt.

• Moaning, groaning and complaining about aching muscles is perfectly acceptable, as is taking Motrin (or something stronger) prior to a ride.

• Helping someone on or off the horse does not mean the rider is an invalid. It only means the horse got taller overnight.

• No one will comment about how big someone's butt looks in the saddle.

• When a horse is acting up, we will accept that the horse is just having a bad- hair day and it is not the rider's fault.

• Mentioning it is too hot, too dry, too humid, too wet, too buggy, etc., is considered self expression, not whining.

• We will acknowledge that horses are very strange animals and sometimes for no reason at all we fall off of them. If this happens to any rider, the other riders will ascertain that the person is okay and then not mention the incident to another living soul, especially husbands and significant others.

• We will acknowledge, without apology, that riding more than 6 hours increases our grumpy level far more than any ego benefits we may get from riding longer.

• Looking at my bouncing fat is NOT an acceptable way of determining if I have a good seat. My fat always bounces, thank you. It is cushion I carry in case I fall off. (author of the above rules is unknown)

Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


Cheryl Ann said...

THANK YOU! Love these! I'll have to use them!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Terrific! Thanks for sharing....and if that's you riding...wow! You are looking good these days!


Mountain Woman said...

:-) :-) As an older rider, I can really embrace all of these concepts!

4D ultrasounds said...

Its really an amazing work done by author, its an admirable work done
Keep it up

BarnMaven said...

LOVE THIS. I'm making a copy and bringing it to my next trail ride!

Amanda said...

Love it!! I will keep them in mind!

Desert Rose said...

Checkle chuckle ;)


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