Thursday, February 26, 2015

What it's Like to Own: A Suzie

In an effort to bring forth the glorious gifs of the internet, I've been thinking lately as to how I can describe what it feels like to work with Suzie. She is an interesting creature, not only because she is older, but because of her spicey personality despite looking like a complete trail plodder. Situations and circumstances dictate her personality and I've been around her long enough to recognize the patterns.

A typical Suzie is pretty disinterested in her surroundings, one that looks at you with a leadrope in hand and nonchalantly walks off, hoping you won't notice she is trying to "escape". She begrudgingly accepts the haltering and is pretty down for a ride, despite acting like she doesn't care if you are alive or not.

"I'm indifferent to you and everything in the world."

When you put A Suzie into an exciting show atmosphere, she can go one or two ways. My personal favorite is the "Is this a barrel race or...?"


"Do we... horse here?"

or "I don't see ANY FUCKING BARRELS OMG I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS."

"Holy shit I'm just going to bottle up all my emotions and EXPLODE
them all out in the next class"

and during those times I notice A Suzie is starting to just bottle up her anxiety, I'm all like:



And that's when A Suzie goes:





When A Suzie is comfortable, happy, and relaxed you can get some of this:

"I can do all the things without being a jerkface!!!"





BUT, heaven forbid you offend A Suzie with misguided cues or shitty riding:




She'll plot your untimely demise

But most of the time, when you give A Suzie affection or love, your passion for her well-being is deeply rewarded:

If this isn't love, I don't know what is.

A Suzie around kids:

"What a gross and intolerable specimen"




But:

"Put the nagging creature on me and let's fucking bounce."



And when I ride A Suzie, she is mostly game and is ready to bust out some moves:

"Spins? I can do those"





8 comments:

  1. Susie sounds like she has a lot of character.

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    1. She is a crotchety old mare, but I love her anyway.

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  2. Oh Suzie hahah :) Excellent GIFery :)

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  3. Bahahaha this is awesome - Susie is such a red mare lolz. Resistance is futile right?

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    1. Suzie is most certainly a red mare. I'm sure you can sympathize? LOL

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    1. Even though she's a hot mess sometimes, I really do <3

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