As equestrians we are united by our love of horses. But whether you own, lease, or borrow some days you just want to call your trainer and cancel. For those days I’ve compiled a handy list of excuses to tell our trainers, our horses, or ourselves for why today just isn’t a good day to ride. Suitable for every level of rider, from lead line to Grand Prix.
Potential excuses cover ~ weather ~ your mood ~ your horse’s mood ~ random acts of laziness.
PRAISE FOR EQUESTRIAN HANDBOOK OF EXCUSES
“This darling little book will make you laugh out loud at yourself and your friends. I’m sure every equestrian has used each of these excuses at least once in their riding career. The photography is wonderful as well! Great gift for your horse friends! M.J. Evans, Author “In the Heart of a Mustang”.
“Charming, Witty, Exactly What We Need on Those Days We Just Don’t Feel It. Heather Wallace sums up all of these sentiments and simultaneously provides solidarity, humor, and encouragement to all the riders who feel this way from time to time.” Lindsey Rains, Alta Mira Horsemanship.
“This handbook is adorable! I think I’ve used most of these excuses and found a few that I’ll keep in mind the next time my barn mates try and get me on a trail ride when I’m just not feeling it. Wink wink. It would make a cute, inexpensive gift for someone who is discouraged in their riding or for someone who just needs a pick me up.” Mary Katherine Morris, Equine Photographer.
“A great concise handbook of every excuse you can think of to NOT ride – from it being too cold to thinking that your four legged friend is a bit too sleepy when you arrive at the yard… The Equestrian Handbook of Excuses has them all!!!” Sophie Tunnah, Team Tunnah Eventing.
“We equestrians are no different than anyone else for making excuses not to do what we need to be doing; this includes riding. This little book is funny and will undoubtedly make you smile. Just sit back and count how many of these excuses you’ve used in the past!” Tina Collins, With the Stroke of the Pen.