Well now that we have had a few good laughs...I have to confess where I got this idea of "George Morris - The Most Interesting Man in the Equestrian World."
I was driving to work on Thursday and heard the beer commercial for Dos Equis (an import beer) about "the most interesting man in the world" and burst out laughing. Then I thought to myself..who is a "over the top" ego maniac (sorry George!) who might be a real life most interesting man?
In spite of the fact that I left the horse show world over 20 years ago (yes, I know...I need to stop visiting this Forum and get a life!) I could not resist putting together a beer commercial in honor of none other than The Great George Morris. George really is beer commercial material! And the only place I could display my warped sense of humor was here at this forum.
In the 1980s I can still remmeber going to The Indoors (back when there was a National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden) with my buddies and all we could do was imitate George Morris and cut each other down (just like he does at some of his clinics).
"You are pathetic. You couldn't ride a billy-goat with a good set of horns." Always loved that one.
In the interests of keeping this based on facts - how do you know what his pillow talk is like?
P.S. He's my equestrian hero: being from British back ground and taught (in shrillll voice) to "grrrrrip with your knees", it was when I came this side of the pond I learned of equitation and made darned sure my girls had the best chance to learn from the Great Man.
For all the teasing, he can be most charming and witty. Love you, Georgie.
His mother declares " The first pony he rode, he broke, taught to jump and won ribbons on before he learned to crawl".
My daddy hung out with GM when they were both 7 years old. They rode with Margaret Cable Self (sp?) in New Canaan, CT (?) for a bit.
They also made some pretty sorry model sailboats which they'd "sail" on ponds. Of course when the boats got out of reach and stopped moving, Daddy and George resorted to throwing rocks at 'em until they sank.
He is the interesting man in the equestrian world...
and he probably knows about this thread by now. And is laughing about it.
He knew about this thread 5 years ago. He is George Morris. (and, incidentally, probably implanted the idea in the OP's head via the "Inception" concept. On that note, he probably implanted the movie concept in somebody's head!)