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The Literary Horse

Horses, Barn Culture, Dressage, Ordinary Life as an Out Lesbian

Story time.

The Literary Horse is a fun, goofy, occasionally serious place where I get to moosh people, places, and events together into (hopefully) funny or meaningful stories that resemble our lives.

Since being a horse person comes complete with its own complex language and culture, I’ll be translating Barn to English from time to time.  Maybe it will even help your spouse/family/friends get a clue what we’re all on about.

On tagging Lesbian/Gay when posts don’t seem relevant to either:

I have a friend who says “Let’s all go out for Chinese food!”  And she laughs herself silly.  We all roll our eyes because we GET it after the 1,000th time: if she’s  eating a Big Mac, she’s eating Chinese food. She’s Chinese and she’s eating it, so by golly it’s Chinese food!  Going out for “Chinese” might mean pizza and beer.

That’s the idea.  Let’s go out for some Lesbian/Gay life…you might get gay…or you might get something you don’t associate as gay, because by golly if it’s in my life, it is gay.

Okay.  It’s a weird analogy.  But everything in my life comes back to animals or food, so we knew it was going to be one or the other, right?

Under the labels, folks, it’s my belief we’re all more or less the same.

Disclaimer:

This is fiction that likely had a starting point…somewhere…in a real event, person, or place, but it doesn’t necessarily represent any real event, person, place, or thing.  Even the horses are mooshed into each other.

That was the original concept.  I’d write fiction.  Uh-huh.  See Disclaimer disclaimer below.  I have yet to make something up, though I do change names and details at times.  I admit I’m a drama queen, so there is a smidge of exaggeration here and there.  But the funniest stuff is usually exactly how it happened, verbatim.

Disclaimer disclaimer:

That said, as the saying goes, “Truth is stranger than fiction”.

On Comments:

I like ’em.  Short.  Long.  Whatever.  Feel free to comment away.  It’s fine with me if you say hi, or I like this, or, me too!, or I totally agree/disagree with you and think that idea is great/moronic. I appreciate that you’re here, and welcome commentary/dialogue.  We all know flaming is worthless for communication (even if it makes you feel better), so if you disagree, just say so politely and help me understand why.  Might not change each others minds, but that’s okay.  Might like each other anyway.

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14 thoughts on “About

  1. kayuk2013

    I’m not Chinese or gay, but I love horses – writing about them, reading what others write about them, riding them, and even bandaging them up when they manage to get caught in something (which, as we all know from the Murphy’s Laws Book, they will). I can see that you feel the same way and I love your writing style.
    I’ve just received the Liebster Award and have been wandering from blog to blog searching for a fellow blogster who makes me laugh and think at the same time so I can pass it on. Hopefully you will be willing to accept it. There are a bunch of rules and you can find them at http://www.flakesoflife.com, but if you don’t have time for that, don’t worry about it. With 6 horses of my own I completely understand. Laughter and happiness to you and yours, Vickie

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  2. Pierson Deanda

    I just found your site and have to book mark it because I could spend way too long sitting here reading through your posts! The sense of humor, honesty and yes, we’re all the same, so it’s fun to read what other people feel… I love it.
    +1

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  3. Holiday with dogs

    I just found your site and have to book mark it because I could spend way too long sitting here reading through your posts! The sense of humor, honesty and yes, we’re all the same, so it’s fun to read what other people feel… I love it.
    +1

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  4. SJ

    I like your point about “Chinese food” and being gay.
    I’ve made the same point about being “masculine.”

    People have to get past defining themselves by OTHER people’s stereotypes.
    But it seems to be a hard habit for most folks to break.

    Glad you’ve done it.

    sj

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    1. theliteraryhorse Post author

      I’m honored. Your music is incredible.

      (Yes, that means if you are reading my reply you have to go to SJ’s website and listen, right now!)

      Thanks for visiting, and commenting. I always wonder what people think when they read the “about”. I get very few comments here. 🙂

      Good for you, defining masculine as whatever you’re doing, because if you’re doing it, it’s masculine. It’s not as easy as it sounds, is it?

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  5. highmountainmuse

    Thanks, Jane! Glad to be a part of the on-line horse world and to have “met” you. (just wish you were closer to stop in for that cup of coffee) And always enjoy stopping in for a smile on your site here.

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  6. highmountainmuse

    Thanks, Jane. (and Nancy!) I’ve been reading and enjoying your posts, but didn’t check back on this page, I suppose I need to learn to check the box on following up? I just played around with a start of site: http://highmountainhorse.blogspot.com/
    I’m not sure where it will go, and I’m open to ideas/suggestions. I am amazed and delighted with the growing sense of community among bloggers (tho I don’t really like that word… can you think of better one with all your word play?). It gives me hope.
    BTW, I’m in Colorado. For now.
    gg

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    1. theliteraryhorse Post author

      Hi Gin,
      I updated the comments section here some, and removed part of your original letter, since we now have a link to your great blog(s) on TLH. Nice work!
      jane

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  7. highmountainmuse

    I just found your site and have to book mark it because I could spend way too long sitting here reading through your posts! The sense of humor, honesty and yes, we’re all the same, so it’s fun to read what other people feel… I love it.

    I look forward to reading more here at your blog,
    Gin Getz

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