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 short, sassy, and handy list of excuses to tell our trainers, our horses, or justify to ourselves why today just isn’t a good day to ride. This tiny booklet is perfect as a gag gift to your trainer or to give your barn friends a little giggle.
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.
Publisher: Water Horse Press
Amazon Reviewer wrote:
We all have those days as riders when, as much as we love it, we just don't feel up to all that goes into a lesson or workout. 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. Make no mistake, we are no less serious for needing a day off. Heather, as a passionate horsewoman herself, provides the space to do so.
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.