I don’t find that funny and I don’t think your horse does either

I admire the array of humorous equine themed hoodies. Although I try not to ride in anything I can’t take off easily without removing my helmet l have thought it would be nice to have the ”Keep calm and trot on” (or similar variants for other gaits), and as my horse and I are both “Built for comfort not speed” I’d wear that one too (even though he’s bloody fast for a native breed!)

I would never dream of wearing “My horse is ream! Bet you’re well jel.” But I have no issue with you wearing it, if it amuses you. However I’ve seen one lately that I do object to: “Ride it like you stole it.”

At first glance it’s not that offensive, but what does it mean? To my mind it means the wearer thinks it’s funny to ride a horse with no respect for anyone around them and even less for the horse itself. Who cares if someone gets injured because of you? Or if the horse is injured or miserable? Ride it like you stole it.

Perhaps people will think I’ve had a sense of humour bypass and gone off on a rant and maybe there would be some truth un that, but surely there are enough thoughtless riders already without glorifying recklessness.

Please don’t ride it like you stole it. Ride it like you love it. Sometimes it has to be tough love but please, ride it like a friend and not like a criminal.

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Thought that post wasn’t up to my usual standards? Don’t mind me, I got out of the wrong side of the bed this weekend. It started when I found out that Leonard Nimoy died by seeing a picture of a crocheted Spock with RIP written under it. Crochet blogs are a weird medium to hear news through and I’m not sure what it says about my life. Or is it because there’s a fair bit going on in my head at the moment and I might be overreacting to the little things. Hmm. I’m sure normal service will be resumed at some point.

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4 thoughts on “I don’t find that funny and I don’t think your horse does either

  1. magreenlee says:

    Can I just say I agree with you on Ride it Like you Stole it? If you saw a biker or a cyclist wearing it, you’d think it’s advocating a devil-may-care attitude, and not terribly good in that situation. Even worse when it comes to an equestrian wearing it.
    And yeah, I’d be pissed if I found out about Nimoy’s death that way too. We are just working our way through the original star trek series, so we’re quite involved with him at the moment. RIP.

  2. Liz Dexter says:

    a) The blog post seems fine to me, up to whatever standard blog posts are meant to have (eeeps if there’s a standard); b) I totally agree about the hoodies. I get the same things about running ones, there’s a “slow runners make fast runners look good” tshirt around at the moment that quite upsets me; c) I find out about “stuff” in all sorts of weird ways now, it’s just down to where you hang out, I suppose. I think I found out about LN from the Project 365 photo a day Facebook group I’m in, when someone had posted the hand signal thingy – Matthew, more up on these things, says, “Oh, has she just got married and is showing off her ring?” “Um, no …”

    So, hope that helps.

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