" Copy! Copy! Copy!"
Focus, Focus, Focus!
Think people think!
" You are as dumb as a box of rocks!"
"Don't smile or smirk, look straight ahead, don't look at me!"
"You either go to the hospital or you get back on! Hospital or on!"
"Stick em! Stick em!
"You are just a country jerk, don't waste my time going off course!
"You think you are so good. You are just a big fish in a very small pond, I would rather be a small fish in a big pond!"
and another personal favorite:
"You are a floating piece of fur!"
haha, I totally remember that lesson last year, I especially loved when he said the "country jerk" thing, I almost fell off my horse laughing. He kept saying that, and some varients, like "sloppy jerk" . The funny thing was that the going off course thing happened right after I did the course and a few other people did too, so it was totally deserved! You shouldn't go off course in a clinic with GM if you aren't the first person to go! He also likes to bleet like a sheep at riders because he says people just follow the herd like sheep, so it cracks me up to hear him yelling "don't be a sheep!".
Whathe said after winning this years Nations Cup at Spruce.... "I love SPRUCE MEADOWS, I love CANADA, I love THE WEST--" My Dad, walking by, not knowing who it was, says, "My, he's an eccentric fellow, isn't he?"
"Disapproval of the way other people run their businesses and treat their horses is the meat and drink of the hunter-jumper industry." Working Student Blog Current Blog
I need donations so I can ride in the Camden, SC clinic.
Being a 43 years old man, 6'4 tall, around 225 so not bad for height, riding a 16 hand Hanno x mare, jumping between level 3 and 4 working on 5. I'm sure I would get an earful from him....
And probably ones NOBODY else has ever heard before too...
I could wear my GREEN Derby Dress breeches, one of my made shirts (Front - I can count 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 8, 9, 10... on back lineart of a jumper and "It's a JUMPER thing")
Okay...this one is kinda gross if taken out of context but back in the 70's he hollared to a student in the schooling ring at a show "Sit deep in the crotch and flow!"!! We all just about fell off our horses! That one has never been forgotten!
I believe the quote is... "Distances are like men...never take the first one you see, there will be always be another one!"
I loved his quote... "Do as little as possible, but as much as necessary" and just a funny one...he got on a horse in a clinic I was in once...yeah he didnt like the saddle...his words were, "This saddle is a ball crusher!!!" Everyone died laughing!
That was my Butet he was talking about. That was so hilarious. I'll never forget that. I'm so bummed I wont be there with you all this month!
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