You’ll care about your horse’s diet just as much as your own
You might find it hard to relate to your friend’s conversations about the latest fad diet they’re embarking on for the summer but if the conversation changes to laminitis or keeping your horse in tip top condition you are suddenly much more invested.
More often than not, you’ll find yourself thinking about what you put in your horse’s body than you do your own. You’ll sit browsing websites for the most advanced feed for your four legged friend while you have beans on toast for tea. Again.
You often have to deal with preconceived opinions from other people
Many people have preconceived opinions that only aspiring Jockeys are interested in horses, so conversations about horse racing with a stranger can be often be tiresome.
Also, many people will have pre conceived ideas about your income and finances. Certainly, horse riding isn’t the cheapest hobby and passion to pursue in life but it doesn’t mean that you’re earning big bucks. It’s most likely that you’re budgeting carefully and making sacrifices in order to pay your stable fees etc; forgoing night’s outs and holidays in favour of new horse equipment and riding gear. You’ve still not quite mastered getting that perfect selfie with your horse