How Equestrians Can Get An Even Tan

Alternate titles:

How To Be a Bad Horse Owner

What You Shouldn’t Do – And Yet We Do It Anyway

Or At Least – How Equestrians Can Achieve A Shorts Tan

It’s Really All About How To Get A Leg Tan

#1. Have an injured horse. This is most helpful since you can’t do anything with the horse anyway; if you are unlucky enough to have a healthy, sound and uninjured horse, then that is okay.

Cutie pie ❤

#2. After a long day at work, it’s okay to be lazy. Were you wearing a dress with your shorts underneath? Wonderful. Just put on a new top that can get horsey (or if you’re a guy just go put on some shorts). Throw on your non-riding sneakers sans socks – if you’re one of those people that needs socks don’t worry.

#3. Despite all of those Young Rider and Pony Club magazines and horror stories you’ve read, still go out to the barn in your flip flops or non-horsey sneakers. No trust me, this comes in handy later.

Amber’s new bareback pad!

#4. If your horse is injured and they’re in their 15-20 minute walking phase, this is perfect. Go walk them when it’s 106 outside and hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.

#5. Once in the arena and on the mounting block, take off your sans-socks shoes. If you were in flip flops, you’re one step ahead. Now, commence the 15-20 minute walking in the blazing sun. Within a few weeks, you’ll start getting those tanned, summer legs back! Now, you may not look like a weirdly-portioned alien when you put on a swim suit! Which, you hardly ever put on or go to the pool because let’s be honest, 106 is too hot to be outside for any length of time.

#6. Always wear your helmet. You may scrape up your legs and lose a few toes if you get thrown, but at least your head is safe!

#7. Proceed to have fun as you walk your horse and get a tan at the same time.

#8. As always, be safe as you get that non-white-as-snow tan!

Forever the best pony ❤

10 Comments on “How Equestrians Can Get An Even Tan

  1. awww that last pic is so cute! also i totally did this last week, when the horses were later coming in for dinner than i expected. i had to grab charlie for a massage appt but hadn’t expected to go out through the deep mud into the pastures so i was only wearing shorts and loafers. so whatever, just sidled charlie up to the fence line and hopped on with nothing but his halter so he could cart my butt through the mud instead lol. worked out surprisingly well, but will take more than a few repetitions to get that tan tho haha…..

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    • I love that last pic too! And I’d totally do that too if I didn’t want to walk through the mud! Lol and trust me it’s been however many weeks and they’re still nowhere near my arms 😂😂😂

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  2. OMG I LOVE THIS! I have like 20 different shades right now, thanks to gloves, shirt sleeves/necklines, and we won’t even talk about my legs. Let’s just say I’m still wearing pants to work because NO ONE wants to be blinded.
    That last picture is adorable 🙂

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    • I know right?! I’ve been lucky this summer to have somewhat regular tan lines. But I haven’t sewn my legs this tan in years and they’re not even that tan 😂😂 and thank you!

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