How to Be a Horse Lover

Everyone has something they love and obsess over, and for you, it's horses. While anyone can be a horse lover, part of the fun is sharing it with others and flaunting it. Whether you own a horse or not, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to make friends, spend time around horses, and show everyone what you love.


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    Learn about horses as much as possible. Subscribe to magazines (Horse Illustrated, Young Rider, Equus, Horse and Rider, "Horse and pony" and "PONY Magazine" are just a few examples), join a book club like PONY, buy books, talk to horsey people... the possibilities are endless.
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    Take riding lessons, or trail rides. if you don't already. While not all horse lovers ride, if you can afford it and there are opportunities in your area, you'll want to try it out.
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    Join a local Pony Club or 4H club, if you can. They're a great way to learn more about horses, as long as your parents are okay with it.
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    Save up for a horse. Once you've gotten a good bit of riding experience under your belt and shown that you're committed to horses, you may want to own one of your own. However, remember that owning a horse is a huge responsibility and very expensive. Unless your parents are completely supportive and there are experienced horse owners who can help you that you know, it might be better not to buy a horse.
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    Make friends with other horse lovers! If you make friends with horse lovers like you, you'll be able to have fun, learn new things, and share your experiences with other people.
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    Share your knowledge with others. If you know anyone having trouble, offer to help out! This is a great way to make friends and learn new things.
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    Make horses a part of other things you enjoy. If you like to draw, learn to draw horses. If you're a movie buff, why not rent some horse movies. Read some novels that involve horses, if you like reading.
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    Decorate! Use stickers, posters, old calendar pages, or whatever else you can find to decorate your room, school supplies, etc.
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    Try out collecting model horses! This will help you learn about different horse breeds, add some horse decor to your room, and even make friends if you go to meetings or events.


  • Remember, the whole point is to have fun, don't get too caught up in showing, if you do. *Also, if you ride, try to bond with the horse; to be its friend. Try to find the horse's sweet spot, which is that spot on a horse that they love for you to scratch. *Always ask your parents for permission!
  • Try writing about horses for research projects or reports in school.
  • Don't be afraid to broaden your horizons. If you start off riding English, try Western sometime, or try showing in different disciplines.


  • Don't ignore the rest of your life! You don't want to quit anything else you enjoy, or stop being friends with people who don't love horses.
  • Be prepared for some teasing if you decide to be really conspicuous.
  • Never ride without the help of an experienced horse rider!

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