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Re: [RC] Non-endurance Husbands - Lysane Cree

It's so true, non-horsey husbands just don't get enough credit.
Mine also appreciates a horse from the ground and not too close, but he has heard enough from me over the years to know what a good horse should look like. He helps me fix things on the trailer, puts up with my dumb "I have no clue about mechanics or construction" questions, has helped me build obstacles for training for me and my friends at the barn where I board, he loans me his truck whenever I say "I'm going to a ride in two weeks", takes care of the dogs while I'm gone and is always happy when I call from a ride and check in with him to let him know what's up and where I placed. It probably is nice to have a husband to ride with for those that have that, but I'm perfectly happy riding on my own with my horse buddy and telling him all about it after.
----- Original Message ----
From: Sluys Guys <minglewood@xxxxxxxxx>
To: ridecamp-endurance.net <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 5, 2008 9:54:12 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] Non-endurance Husbands

My husband is just not a horsey guy, he enjoys them from the ground and
from a distance but it's his BMW motorcycle that he loves! For years I
tried to get him to ride and it always ended in disaster as I would
torture him by taking him too far too soon resulting in sore knees,
back, butt etc. Not to mention riding something that has a brain! After
going through 2 "husband horses" I finally got smart and let it go. Now
Bill rides his bike to rides whenever his schedule allows . He has a
great adventure riding the back roads to where ever the ride is and gets
to connect with other bike riding husbands and maybe take a ride while
I'm on the trail in between vet checks. If I'm too tired to drive home
he can load his bike up in the extra trailer stall and give me a hand.
Ever since we adopted the "I won't make you ride my horse if you won't
make me ride on your bike" rule our marriage has been flawless!

Nancy Sluys


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