Murphy's horse laws

  • If you do a thorough check of your trailer before hauling, your truck will break down
  • There is no such thing as a sterile barn cat
  • No one ever notices how you ride until you fall off
  • The least useful horse in your barn will eat the most, require shoes every four weeks and need the vet at least once a month
  • A horse's misbehavior will be in direct proportion to the number of people who are watching
  • If you're wondering if you left the water on in the barn, you did
  • If you're wondering if you latched the pasture gate, you didn't
  • Hoof picks migrate
    The last 8 laws were sent by Cecilia Porter
  • Tack you hate never wears out
  • Blankets you hate cannot be destroyed
  • Horses you hate cannot be sold and will outlive you
  • Clipper blades will become dull only when the horse is half finished
  • Clipper motors will quit only when you have the horse's head left to trim
  • If you approach within 50 feet of the barn in your "street clothes", you will get dirty
  • You can't push a horse on a lunge line
  • If a horse is advertised "under $5,000" you can bet he isn't $2,500
  • The number of horses you own increases according to the number of stalls in your barn
  • An uncomplicated horse can be ruined with enough schooling
  • You can't run a barn without baling twine
  • Wind velocity increases in direct proportion to how well your hat fits
  • There is no such thing as the "right feed"
  • If you fall off, you will land on the site of your most recent injury
  • If you're winning, quit.
    The last 15 laws were sent by Les