Monday, January 11, 2010

Murphy's Horse Laws

There is no such thing as a sterile barn cat.

No one ever notices how you ride until you fall off.

The least useful horse in you barn will eat the most, require shoes every four weeks and need the vet at least once a month.

A horse's misbehavior will be in direct proportion to the number of people who are watching.

Your favorite tack always gets chewed on, and your new blanket gets torn.

Tack you hate will never wear out and blankets you hate cannot be destroyed.

Horses you hate cannot be sold and will out live you.

Clipper blades will become dull when your horse is half clipped.

If you approach within fifty feet of your barn in clean clothes, you will get dirty.

The number of horses you own will increase to the number of stalls in your barn.

Your barn will fall down without baling twine.

Hoof picks always run a way from home.

If you fall off, you will land on the site of your most recent injury.

If you are winning, then quit, because there is only one way to go. Down!


  1. I have a friend that owns 6 horses and competes with 3 of them. I think she could probably relate to quite a number on this list! Hope you are feeling better.

  2. Getting there, thanks, congestion is minimal, just an irritating coughing fit every couple hours but its progress! I had to drag myself to work today so for lunch went out and had some hot curry!

  3. Wolfie,

    a 50% useful rate is REALLy pretty good!!