Finally, here are the answers from the Q&A with my boyfriend Daniel :D He did the best he could, and I think this turned out great!
Does Matilde let you do tricks with Batman? Like the lie down?
She does! I have done tricks with Batman a couple of times, last time we did some liberty work in canter and trot, and tricks such as jambette and lie down.
Do you eat vegetarian food when Matilde does? Or do you cook your own food?
We eat vegetarian or vegan food at home, but I’m eating meat every now and then when I’m only cooking for myself. Vegetarian food is great!
Did you like Batman at first or were you afraid of him?
I have always liked Batman, but he is huge, so I had some respect for him in the beginning. The second time I met him, he stepped on my foot and I could barely walk the next week. My foot turned BLUE. So yeah, I guess it’s legit to have some respect for Batman.
Does it ever bother you that you are always going to be the number two man in her life?
We just talked about that haha, you get used to it after a while … But Batman is always number one and I can relate to your comment, yes.
So sporty of him to do this! Being a horse owner is more a lifestyle than a hobby, is this something you appreciate to take part in, or is it something you simply feel you must endure with? Have been together with an equestrian changed your opinion on equestrians, if so, in which way?
It depends. All the late evenings with Matilde gone and when she must spend the night there because a super busy veterinary without sleep schedule … That’s not my favorite part of it! But when I’m with her at the stable, I’m always having a good time, and I LOVE going for rides with her and Batman on a borrowed horse! I’m also very happy Matilde have found so much joy in horses, and I’m so grateful for Batman giving her happiness. I do have a couple of hobbies myself, I’m interested in cars and IT, and know how it feels being so passionate about something.
What was your first thought when you met Matilde for the first time?
Wow. Uuhm. Hard question! I was surprised actually, because she was waaay more outgoing than I expected! I was picking her up with my car, and was on my way out of the car to introduce myself and being a gentleman and everything, but I was too slow – she was already inside my car, hahah! And when she sat there, she thought it was a perfect moment to introduce herself: after eight hours of Skyping :P Matilde loves shaking hands. The first thing I noticed was her personality, she is very fun to spend time with, and we were a great match with many things in common! The first thing we did together was eating vegetarian pizza while watching a Top Gear special.
Are you vegetarian too?
No, I’m not. But I’m eating tons of vegetarian food because of Matilde and she has never made one single vegetarian meal that I did not like! I have become way more educated about vegetarian food and all the alternatives to meat, and I also quit drinking milk a year ago; we only have plant milk and plant yoghurt in the apartment and I love that.
What is your favorite thing about Matilde and what’s your favorite thing about Batman?
Complicated question! My favorite thing about Matilde is that she is very down to earth, super-emphatic (she’s a vegetarian, it says it all) and she is an equestrian. I think horse-girls are waaay to underrated! I think equestrians are great people!
My favorite thing about Batman is that he makes Matilde very happy.
How is it to live together with an equestrian?
Busy! It’s not often you get to spend time with your girlfriend, that’s the reason why it took us so long to get these answers, because we finally had 30 minutes together hahah! Unpredictable, suddenly is Batman sick or injured again, move nights cancelled, no trip to the cabin this weekend either, we must leave earlier, Matilde have to get up by 06 AM because of the horse … You become very impulsive when you are living with an equestrian girl. You simply have to relax and go with the flow, and get up early to spend the weekend mornings with your girlfriend, because before you even notice, she’s on her way out the door heading for the stable.
What’s your profession?
I’m working with IT, I’m an ICT Manager at a middle school.
What’s your favorite food?
What are you mostly doing when you are spending time together?
Literally, we spend most of our time together asleep :P
I don’t have one, I have many. I like most comedies! :D Because I’m quite a funny guy.
What was your first thought when you met Batman for the first time?
“What a huge animal!” I was not used to horses on his size, but I also thought “we are going to be buddies in the future”, and better get started on spoiling him with carrots! I knew I would be stuck with Matilde for some time haha..
Do you like the series Matilde watches as well? For example Game of Thrones?
Game of Thrones is not my thing, she loves everything medieval. I prefer more modern shows, but we watch Big Bang Theory together! We are basically together because of George RR Martin, so I had to watch a few episodes of Game of Thrones with her and comfort her every fucking time her favorite characters dies. She usually cries for three hours straight. I’m a Game of Thrones-fan-comforting professional! I could add that to my CV. Our entire apartment says “You know nothing, Jon Snow” and we have a couple of swords around here.
That’s it for today folks! Hugs from Daniel, Batman & Matilde ❤