On Tuesday it was cold and windy in the ring, I was teaching Dd how to ask for a LEG YIELD on her overly broke small pony.
That night at dinner DH asked her if she had a good ride, her response: " yes mommy taught me egg heels today and Lizzy danced across the ring" I burst out laughing!!!
Of course I then had to explain what I REALLY asked for but I can assure you leg yields will forever be egg heels between DD and I!!
any other funny mix ups that you have heard???
If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.
I had taken my QH gelding up to my cousin's preschool for a horse lesson. I was showing them basic anatomy and tack when a little girls said she knew what the saddle was for--"to keep your pants clean!"
"Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"
While I was in college, I spent my summers as a camp riding instructor. On days that the weather wasn't cooperating, we'd talk to the campers about other aspects of horse care and handling. At one point, the lesson was on horse behavior and herd dynamics, so we stood out by the fence and watched the horses out at pasture and pointed out some of the ways they were interacting.
There was a particularly fat little paint pony who was the herd reject. He was very cute, but way at the bottom of the pecking order. One of the younger girls noticed this and asked "so, is Cherokee in the lower-archy?"
It soon became an officially recognized term within the riding department.
Please copy and paste this to your signature if you know someone, or have been affected by someone who needs a smack upside the head. Lets raise awareness.
We had a young girl taking lessons at my former barn and she was a bit of an airhead. Well she was riding her favorite horse and finally was able to get him in front of her leg and on the bit. She said "he's all bendy!" Too cute.
Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert
My old grey horse was loose one day enjoying a snack on the hay bales when two little girls saw him. He was about six feet from the petting zoo where they were looking at the goats and sheep. One of the girls pointed to him and commented that that was the biggest goat she had ever seen!
Becky & the boys
Becky & Red
In Loving Memory of Gabriel, 1998-2005 and Raalph, 1977-2013