Instead of talking about how I'm super bummed that our schooling show this weekend got canceled, let's talk seriously about gender and horse shows.
Everyone knows that equestrian events are the only international sport in which all human genders compete side-by-side on equal footing.
It's what's under them that I find fascinating.
HORSES. Stop being pervs.
|being a good gelding|
I've always thought geldings got the short end of the competitive stick, metaphorically speaking. I mean, let's face it: they never ever get to know what all that junk is for, but they still have to pack it around. Oh, and everyone's all:
"You can't beat a good mare"
"There's something missing from geldings"
"Geldings are reproductive dead ends"
And some people even argue in favor of stallions. I know I did in my stall-cleaning days. Those buggers are freakin' TIDY.
I mean, I maintain that people tell themselves lies about mares to make up for the misery of owning them, but I realize I'll get some hate for that. I have no interest in owning a stallion for any reason, and I think most ammys are there with me. I feel like geldings get run down for not being "brilliant enough",
Then the other day, I listened to a mare owner (the poor, deluded soul) explain to another how her brilliant creature needed special riding and care because of her giant opinion, all I could think was:
|photo via internet|
Thank you, Blueberry, for striking a blow for gender equality, common sense, and brilliance.