No one knows what this phrase means. Comedian Lewis Black said this in a bit but he doesn't know what it means either.
If it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college.
From Lewis Black, it's the kind of saying that has no conceivable logical explanation and can cause your head to explode if you think about it for any significant amount of time.
"Right, New Jersey is a great place to live. And if it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college."
In a bit by Lewis black he overheard one girl say this to another. He went on to say that this is the type of nonsensical utterance that if you think about it too long you will develop an aneurysm and your head will explode. In fact, in many places trading a horse for a year of college is acceptable. Horses can be sold for $10s of thousands of dollars.
I was broke so if it wasn't for my horse, i wouldn't have spent that year in college.