Horses are majestic. They race, they work, and they live freely. But, particular humans soil this creature’s image.
Horses are magnificently cool creatures. However, sometimes their owners can be quite over the top. Here is what I have to say about the matter.
Horses Don’t Have IG Handles.
I understand maybe posting a picture of you and your horse at an equestrian competition or 4-H Fair, but some individuals go too far. If I get on Instagram and see your name, I should not expect your horse to be in it. This week, I decided to unfollow anyone who I grew that expectation for. The number of people I unfollowed was only four people, but I consider the population of these type of people to be as minuscule as white supremacists, not many of them but they do a lot of damage.
On another note, why make them your profile picture? YOU ARE NOT A HORSE. You are as bad as those kids in high school who put their profile picture as their truck. Or, even those who have their’s set as an anime picture (another pet peeve). What are you trying to accomplish? Do not try and tell me that your horse has a Facebook because I know those hooves can’t do any typing.
Talk Derby To Me.
I am being 100% honest when I tell you I heard a girl say, “That horse is so sexy.” What? Excuse me? Does that horse provide some sexual appeal? I understand relations with a horse is legal in 8 states, but I find that number 8 states too many. If I was a horse I would tell you the back the hell up.
You Become What You Are Surrounded By.
The craziest thing to me about these sort of people is that they actually start to look like their horse. Through my 3 years of research I have noticed multiple formations. Don’t believe me? Look at those multiple pictures they post of themselves and their horse. Go from their first to their last and try and tell me I am wrong.
Why take up your entire back window with a horse sticker? Is that a validation of your love for horses? I would rather see a stick family on the back of your car. If I see a full back window decal I will turn whichever way you are not.
Horses Are Cool, So Stop
Do not get me wrong, horses are spectacular. I actually went to a stable this week for a video shoot. The owner was awesome and he was extremely knowledgeable of the horses. My push for this article is to respect your horse. They offer so much more than some creepily obsessive acknowledgement. So yeah, horses are cool, so stop tainting the reputation they cannot control.