"You know your horse is spoiled when:"
... your horses are up to date on their shots but you can't remember the last time you had a tetanus shot.
.... the ferrier, vet and feed guy get paid on the spot but the utility bills for the house get paid the best way you can.
.... you pretend you like to eat chicken and rice, rice and beans or fried bologna sandwiches so you can afford the better quality feed and hay.
.... you buy horse accessories in a nice tack shop and your clothes at yard sales and thrift stores.
.... you sit in a business meeting in a comfortable chair, A/C, cold drinks and snacks but you wish you could be in the barn doing something useful
....you keep an electric tea pot at the barn to freshen his water bucket with warm water in the winter.
...he gets regular visits from the vet, farrier and massuse and you don't even get regular hair cuts.
...his tack is cleaner than your clothes.
...you realize most of the produce you buy is for your horse.
...you fall off and the first words out of your mouth are "Is my horse ok?"
...you go out on a hot summer afternoon to give your horses a hosing off to cool them down, while you are soaking wet from sweat..
..you put ice in his just filled water bucket
...you drive 30 minutes out of the way to get them the horse cookies they like, instead of some other brand.
...you don't even blink an eye when spending the $100+ on the emergency farm call but refuse to spend the $15 co-pay for your family doctor…
...your horse(s) get more attention than your husband.
...your horse is the first one you kiss when you come home in the evenings(see above)
...your boyfriend aspires to one day reach the level of priority and attention that the horse gets.
...your horses line up at the gate when you open the trunk of the car--because WHATEVER is in there, it is usually for them.
...your horse has more saddle blankets than you have underwear.
...your barn is almost ALWAYS cleaner than your house.
...your horse has more health and beauty products than you do.
...you take more time preparing your horse's dinner than your own.
...your trailer gets a wash and wax before your truck does.
...after a ride, your horse gets a shower, massage, and cool drink before you do.
..your horse has more outfits than you do...
...your horse gets new shoes AND a birthday present.....
you get new shoes FOR a birthday present.
...you have the vet's number but not your kid's pediatrician on your speed dial.