The Lighter Side- You might be a horse person if..........

You walk into a "ritzy restaurant" with your friends after a full day of showing horses wearing dirty tee shirts, jeans, boots, and spurs and you really don't care. The car you drive to work everyday hasn't been washed in a year, but the truck and trailer you use on weekends is washed before and after every horse show. You often sneak furtively into laundromats and pretend that you really didn't just put that stinky, filthy horse blanket into the comforter-sized machine. You buy business suits that will double as a showmanship jackets. You have more pictures of your horses in your office than you have of your family. You dress like a lawyer on weekdays, and someone who needs a lawyer on your days off. You hate posing for pictures unless you're on your horse. The only picture you have of your spouse just happens to have been taken the one (and only) time you let him/her ride your horse. You buy duct tape by the case, and carry a roll in your pocketbook, your briefcase, and the console of your car. You realize that finding a horseshoe truly is lucky because you've saved ten bucks. You get your income tax refund and the first thing you do is head for the tack shop. You'll drive an hour in a snowstorm to ride your horse, but God forbid you have to drive 5 minutes to the store to buy groceries. Your friends no longer ask to get together with you on a weekend afternoon because they know you'll say "I can't, I have a show/penning/rodeo/trail ride." You consider a pristine golf course as a waste of good pasture land. Every time you drive past a construction site, you think how you could use all that lumber at the barn! Your horse gets new shoes more often than you. Your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse complains that you love your horse more then you love him/her and you answer "And your point is?" Your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse does something nice for you, and you say "good boy/girl" and pat him/her on the neck. You're trying to pass someone in a crowded hallway and instead of saying "excuse me" to him/her, you cluck at them instead. You meet a business associate for a breakfast meeting and they reach over the breakfast table to pick hay out of your hair. No one wants to ride in your car because they'll get sweet feed and hay all over their clothes... But hey, that's OK!! You'd have to rearrange all the tack to make room for them anyway! The first bills you pay each month are all horse-related. You choose your new dog by which breed is best with horses .