The Sounds Of The Horse
The barn and farm are full of sounds that as equestrians are music to our ears. There are some sounds that maybe we don’t enjoy so much or ones that get on our nerves… All of these sounds though are the soundtrack to our life with horses, I don’t know about you, but they play in my head over and over all the time!
The Life With Horses Soundtrack
1-The sound of hoofbeats on a concrete aisle way
2- The sound of a trail swishing and hitting a horses blanket
3-The sound of an ex-racehorse cribbing on a water bucket
4-The squealing of horses being introduced to each other for the first time
5-The thud of well-placed kick on a horses haunches by one of his herd mates
6-The zip up of a body protector before a cross country ride
7-The snap of the helmet securely clipped under your chin before each ride
8-The sound of a farrier’s nippers trimming a horses hooves
9-The sound of a file on a horses hooves
10-The sound of a horseshoe being nailed on
11-The snap of a stirrup being pulled down on a
12.The sound of a dentists file floating a horses teeth
13.An anxious horse grinding his teeth on the bit
14.The cringe-worthy sound of a metal bit hitting a horses teeth while bridling
15.The disappointing thud of a rail coming down on a jump course
The Sounds Of Horses Are Neverending
16.The starting whistle blowing at the end of a dressage arena
17.The rolling and clanging of a sliding door shutting
18.The empty sound of hoofbeats when a horse walks up the ramp of a trailer
19.The clipping of cross ties on a halter
20.The voice of a beginner instructor saying “up, down, up, down”
21.The gasp of a non-horsey parent when they see the giant old saint of a senior citizen horse that you are about to put their child on
22.The groan and grimace of a lesson kid that didn’t get assigned the horse they wanted.
23.The grinding and cutting noise of a grazing pony, whose young rider just slid down its neck like a sliding board
24.The snap of a lunge whip
27.A horses content sigh after he gobbles down his grain
28.The rattling and pouring of grain into a feed bucket
29.The sound of water splashing of the bottom of an empty bucket or trough.
30.The quiet ripping of baling twine cut with a pocket knife
The Soundtrack Isn’t Over Yet
31.The nicker of a horse anticipating a treat after a job is well done
32. cracking knuckles of a groom braiding a horse for a horse show
33.The slapping shut of a checkbook after a late night emergency vet visit
34.The cheering as placings are called out to young riders at a show
35.The sound of thundering hooves coming from a dark paddock
36.The sound of horses stomping flies is the run in-shed during the heat of the summer
37.The sound of a spray bottle spraying fly spray or show sheen
38.The silence of waiting for a broken spray bottle to spray
39.The sound of boots landing in the sand after a great ride
So What Is Your Favorite Track?
We all hear these sounds over and over again as we live a life with horses. Sometimes we love it, sometimes we hate it. We should always be grateful that we get to hear it though. Life without horses would be awfully quiet.
So which track is your favorite?