All around the world, hopeless eventing addicts are taking to social media to acknowledge the fact that, yes, they have a problem. Too bad admitting it isn’t the first step to recovery. Once an addict, always an addict, but at least we’re all in this thing together, right?
Our #EventerProblems series rages on with 20 more reader-submitted troubles that only eventers will understand.
If you missed them: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI.
Going clean through a difficult x-country course, but spooking at that random rock on a leisurely trail ride. #eventerproblems #horselogic
— Alyssa Ellex (@AlyssaEllex) June 5, 2015
When your horse spooks and you’re so used to it that you stay on, even in moments like this. #EventerProblems pic.twitter.com/jxlibIyGLf — Captain Crunch. (@recoveredequest) June 5, 2015
Today my trainer called my Thoroughbred fat. I told her I’d take that as a compliment. #ottbproblems #eventerproblems
— Maura Gorman (@_mairgo) June 6, 2015
The logical solution when it’s time to give up on life #EventerProblems pic.twitter.com/AKCOIcYlqM — McKenna Oxenden (@mack_oxenden) June 5, 2015
Ugh, left a sweaty breastplate in my car on a hot day. Terrible idea. #eventerproblems
— Stephanie (@stejpeck) June 5, 2015
I’ve decided sometimes it’s better to just not let anyone in your house. #eventerproblems #scaringfriends pic.twitter.com/GLzrXdV7ro — eventer79 (@eventer79) June 6, 2015
The looks you get when at a nice hotel for work and instantly turn down help w the 17 bags you’re currently carrying. #eventerproblems
— Maggie (@meforcier) June 7, 2015
The cost of doing…rasping. The most $$ shoe=the one that comes off, naturally. #horseshoeproblems #eventerproblems pic.twitter.com/dASsgWg3pU — eventer79 (@eventer79) June 7, 2015
When your arms are 20 shades darker than your legs. #EventerProblems #EquestrianProblems pic.twitter.com/QkhPptIOy6
— Beth (@BethPaige0507) June 7, 2015
Not finding it at all strange to have a bracelet with emergency info on it. #EventerProblems — 3 Day Addict (@EventerProblems) June 9, 2015
Breaking in new tall boots. 🙁 Enough said. #eventerproblems
— Alyssa Ellex (@AlyssaEllex) June 10, 2015
When you finally take your boots off after a day of showing. #eventerproblems #itwasagoodrunsocks #heelsdown A photo posted by MercatMiller (@mercatmiller) on
Three bridles, two sets of reins, and a running martingale. Good thing I like puzzles. #equestrian #eventerproblems #tackcleaning A photo posted by @laurenhaggerty on
Who will win the battle of the bedding?? On top we have hemp, on the left regular shavings, and on the right “low dust” swift pick shavings. It’s a show down between economy, convenience, value, and fluffiness. #ottb #horsegirlproblems #eventerproblems #research #scienceprobably #shavings #manureremovalspecialist A photo posted by Ellie (@skip916) on
So much grace and poise #teamtsavo #ottb Master of his mud pit domain the night before a show. #eventerproblems
When your OCD compels you to arrange everything in the bed of the truck so that it fits juuuuust right #eventerproblems A photo posted by @amchance83 on
Dear Horse Gods (and rich people),Please gift me with a truck and horse trailer (or just the trailer, I can borrow a…
Posted by Emily Francis on Friday, May 29, 2015
What’s YOUR problem? Tweet it, Instagram it or share it on Facebook with the hashtag #EventerProblems for inclusion in the next edition of this series.