I catch myself doing it all the time - whether in cocktail conversation, chatting while in line at a jamb packed store on Black Friday, heck, I'll tell a stranger pumping gas next to me at Wawa ... I have to say something about ... my horses.
I try to be super casual about it, of course. I segue in, like:
I love the color of your car. Black, yes, that's my favorite color. What a coincidence, your car being black, because, MY HORSE is black....
I see from your bumper sticker that your kid's an honor student. Wonderful. MY HORSE, is smart too. Really smart. Probably even smarter than your 5th grader.
Now, two things can happen. We either a) connect immediately through a shared love, ownership, dream, appreciation - whatever, of horses, OR b) blank stare and ... conversation over.
No amount of psychoanalysis will help. Horses define me. And since you're reading the SHADBELLY blog, I'm guessing horses are a big part of your life too, right?
Jewelry designer extraordinaire, Loriece Boatright, understands this. The elegantly crafted collection from Designs by Loriece allows me to express my love of horses without any prompting. Expertly crafted, with unlimited imagination and customization available, of the finest precious metals, precious and semi-precious stones, Designs by Loriece are "Made by a Rider for a Rider".
When I wear a little something sparkly from Loriece, people stop me and say, Oh, what a BEAUTIFUL necklace! Do you have HORSES?
Why, yes! I exclaim. As a matter of fact, I do ....
- The SHADBELLY Team
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