Do you eat, sleep and breathe horses? Would you rather spend the afternoon riding a horse than just about anything else? Then you need to find a partner who appreciates horses just as much as you do. After all, the last thing you want to have happen is to meet someone who seems promising but only ends up resenting your total devotion to your horses. It is hard for non-horse lovers to even begin to understand the passion of those of us who adore these exquisite creatures.
Let’s say that you have found a match and the two of you have been communicating for a while. With your mutual love of horses, there is always something there to break the ice during awkward moments when you have both run out of things to say. When it comes time to make the first date, who should initiate it? This is a different age we live in, so you can’t just assume it will always be the man. With the safety of relative anonymity on your side, either of you can choose to put the idea out there.
Should you go horseback riding for your first date? That would only make sense, considering that both of you enjoy it so much. However, being that it is your first time meeting this person, you need to be extra careful. If you own your own horse or a family member or friend has a private stable, that may not be the best place to go on your first date. It should be somewhere more public, where there are plenty of other people around and at least one person knows where you are. Naturally, if all goes well the first time around, there will be plenty more opportunity to ride together on private property.
It is important to keep in mind that you and your new love interest should share other hobbies besides both of you being equestrians. Although it is important to find someone who at least understands your passion for horses, it can’t be the only thing that holds you together. Eventually, you will want to do and discuss other things, and if loving horses is all you have in common, it may not make for a lasting romantic relationship, but it may create a splendid friendship.