Having a Long Distance, Horsey BFF

Between traveling around for events, going to different clinics, and the random ‘I kind of know you (?)’ friend requests on Facebook, we’re bound to make new friends in the horse world… most likely all around the world!

Some of these friendships can turn into a strong best friend relationship, as other horse people understand your crazy ways. While it’s sometimes always difficult when you can’t physically be with your long distance horsey BFF, there are some bright sides to having support hours away.

1. You’ll always have a home away from home.


2. You have, and are, the best cheerleader, groom, supporter, therapist, dance partner…

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Your BFF will always be there for you to help you with whatever you need.

3. They’re a great travel buddy, and make long trips better, as you have SO MUCH to catch them up on since the last time you saw them.


“I need to cover the last 6 months in 5 minutes.”

4. They offer a unique perspective on your ‘normal life’ issues, as they know everything about your life, but are somewhat disconnected from the situation. They also help consider the effects that your ‘normal’ decisions would have on your horsey life.

-Charlotte Dujardin

-Charlotte Dujardin

Your long distance horsey BFF will always help you keep your priorities straight.

5. You’ve become masters of texting, FaceTime, and longgggg phone calls.


We can talk about nothing and everything for forever.

6. Your friendship teaches you life skills, such as clear communication, planning and sticking to a plan (when you have a plan to catch up), and understanding (if/when the plan falls through).

7. When in difficult times, they’re always there to wish for Aiken to come faster….

8. …. and they’re there to dream about skipping responsibilities to just make the trip down south NOW.

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9. They support potentially unrealistic plans for the future.

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10.Your Snapchat game is STRONG.



11. Your other friends and family members seldom ask ‘who are you texting?’, as they probably already know the answer.

12. While they might not be ACTUALLY by your side, they are always just a quick text away!


13. And while missing them makes you feel like this…


14. The countdown to when you see them next always keeps you motivated.

See you in:


Thanks, Em, for everything you do! Can’t wait to see you again soon!