You know you've married
a horsewoman when...
Your new wife says, "Honey, I have an idea, let's
go to this place that offers trail rides!" and six
months later you're supporting three horses on a part-time
job and a graduate student's stipend.
You can justify any conceivable modification to your
pickup truck by claiming that it will make it a better
She treats you like a hero for giving her a home-made
boot jack on her birthday.
You start using her hobby to leverage your own. "Sure
I can make you some saddle racks. All I need is a new
You buy her so much heavy duty winter clothing that you
find on a mailing lists for hunting, fishing and survivalist
You find yourself unquestioningly trudging through a
sleet storm to feed the horses.
You find yourself juggling roofing steel in a New Year's
day blizzard to finish your horse barn.
You realize that not only have you become expert in trailer
backing, horse grooming, tack cleaning, and giving her
a leg up, you can also repeat her riding instructor's
comments from her last lesson verbatim.
You get so used to her doing things like mucking stalls
with a broken finger or showing her horse with a stress
fractured ankle that you can't understand it when morning
sickness wipes her out.
She names your first child "Dan Patch" or "Misty".