The enduring comic genius of Thelwell.
BY REBECCA M. DIDIER
There’s something equestrians need every bit as much as we need horses. Yes, the easy answer here is we need money (quite a lot of it) to pay for our equine habit—all the miscellaneous items required to keep, ride, and com- pete our favorite four-legged animals. We also need understanding and forgiving friends and family, seeing as often we’d rather spend time with our horses than with them.
We need flexible schedules that don’t interfere with morning/evening/
weekend barn plans, and vehicles that work despite mechanical neglect (our
dollars have more important purchases to make) and interiors devoted solely
to tack and blanket storage.
and Fat, Hairy Ponies
It is perhaps because of all these
truths that what we really need is to
laugh at ourselves.
The Internet abounds with memes
and jokes aimed at the equestrian.
They get the most likes; the rampant
shares. Others comment: “#truth”
“That’s so me and my horse!” “Been
We are bound together not only by
our love for horses, but by recognition
of our shared insanity.