Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Sanity as a Horse Owner

Do you need to bring some humor to your barn? Or do you simply need a good laugh? Try one – or all – of the following and your day will be sure to brighten a little!


#10 – Wear your spurs into the passport office.

#9 – Bring your trainer a decaf coffee every day for a few weeks. Once he or she has gotten over their caffeine addiction, switch to Espresso.

#8 – Hang this sign in your barn…

#7 – When writing out those expensive monthly board cheques, write, “Horses are cheaper than marijuana”- in the memo field.

#6 – Just as one of your competitors is about to enter the show ring, ask them, “Does your horse always move like that…?”

#5 – Buy yourself this T-shirt…

#4 – Watch an episode of “Toddlers & Tiaras“. Compared to horse people, pageant people are freakin’ crazy… Pat yourself on the back for not being one of them.

#3 – When visiting your stable, skip everywhere you go. Including when bringing your horse in from the pasture.

#2 – On a beautiful Saturday, wear sunglasses and sit in your parked car at the front entrance of your barn and point a hair dryer at passing cars. Watch to see if they slow down.

#1 – Talk to the carrots you have brought for your horse, as though they are alive and have personalities. Give them names.