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  1. #41
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    Many years ago when I won a class on my large pony my trainer said "Even a blind pig finds a acorn sometimes"
    Nothing like deflating a happy kid.

    My all time completely non-helpful favorite: "Don't miss!"



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    What was that!? You just did an Oscar Meyer Weiner Leaner!



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    I forget a favorite quote from the clinician from a few weeks ago. "That was horrible, do it again." Lucky I was not on the receiving end of this quote a whole lot. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    "The Assyrian program of exterminating various ethnic groups generally failed to promote cultural diversity."-- Non Campus Mentis
    Hanlon's Razor

    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.



  4. #44
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    The one I hear most often: "Are you breathing?" (The answer is usually "no".)

    And the one that cracked me up the most, said as I was on the backside of a jump, behind my trainer's eyesight: "I HEAR YOU WALKING!!!!!"

    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Visit www.victorianfarms.com



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    I was riding in a jump off, about 2 strides away from an oxer, and my trainer yelled out across the ring "Keep Going!". That was the first time the 19 year old horse I was riding ever refused a fence!
    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]



  6. #46
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    Haha this was in a clinic: After my horse had bucked hoped and jumped around a little while he was riding her. "Well this ones got piaffing potential!"

    "You want to put her in a pretty little package with a tight little bow"

    "This mare just isnt gonna give up!"

    "You may think im crazy for telling you this, but if you do it and work at it, it may turn out ok!"

    Jack Russel Terriers: They're football shaped for a reason!
    ~*From Terri*~



  7. #47
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    Ouch!

    "Go away, kid, you bother me." - W.C. Fields



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    Wishbone - The variation I have heard (and used) is "Even a stopped clock is right twice a day." [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    My favorite trainer quote is a bit of an oldie. I used to ride this big Oldenburg, whose father was an Olympic medalist (in eventing). This horse didn't seem to share dad's talent over fences. After he sent a 2 foot rail flying, my trainer turned to someone else in the ring and said "Can you believe this? His father was in the Olympics!" I responded that he was preparing for the special Olympics [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

    ~ The cowboy in me is a chicken.
    "Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle." ~Mal, Firefly



  9. #49
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    Trainer: "Damn, has he forgotten he's a Quarter Horse??"

    "Ladies and gentlemen, follow my advice. Take off your pants and slide on the ice." quote from the tv series M*A*S*H
    Visit my farm at www.hiddenrockfarm.com



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    One time during a lesson, I got popped WAY out of the tack. My trainer said, "I can read a newspaper between your butt and the saddle". At least I came down in the middle of my horse and kept going.

    Becky



  11. #51
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    "Do it again...but not the same way!"

    "Do not fall off! You are NOT ALLOWED to fall off!" (as I get popped out of the tack in the middle of a grid, with one fence left)

    "You all scare me." - said to my Advanced Eq class yesterday. We always get the crazy horses for some reason.

    And then there's the classic from my trainer at home: "I think your horse was a flower child during the 60s. Smoking pot would mellow him out really well."

    "$3000 for a saddle? Who do you know that has a $3000 ass?"
    http://www.geocities.com/dunnbypicasso/



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    "Now think about getting a horse in a frame is like putting this big blue airy flowly thing in a box. If the box has any holes in it (i.e. your outside rein) the blue thing goes out the hole. *she stands and looks at us* now people are really going to think we're on drugs talking about blue things and boxes."
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    Well, I made it back



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    Adult rider:
    "I'm only a princess when it's raining."

    Trainer:
    "Well, I guess it's always raining SOMEWHERE."

    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]



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    Scene: Xcountry schooling. My first time. Ever. We jump two dinky fences, then approach a biggish coop set on a downhill slope with a considerable drop on the landing. My friend, out for the first time after a hiatus from Prelim, says "You want us to jump that??"
    eep.
    Trainer (to me): "Stop looking so nervous. Why are you looking nervous?"
    Me: "Um, because I AM nervous?"
    Trainer: "Well, pretend you're not."
    As I disappear in terror over the fence, he yells:
    "See? Just keep pretending!"
    The big man -- no longer an only child

    His new little brother



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    From my very sweet, nothing-but-positive-reinforcement kind of trainer, during a particularly horrible lesson - the first time we had jumped after the winter break, and horsey was a leeeeeetle fresh and excited to be back:

    "Well, there's not much we can do when he's like this, he's just nuts."

    Me: "What should I do, take it easy for a while? Step down?"

    Trainer: "Nope. You need to jump him more. You have insurance, right?"


    From an eventing clinic with a particularly forceful clinician:

    "Stop counting and RIDE!!!!"

    "Why can't you get him in the water? Who is wearing the britches in this relationship?"

    "Do you even KNOW what a half-halt is?"

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    "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers
    where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?



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    used to always say to me ," Don't go to war without your weapons". Translation: Don't try to ride/school your horse without your stick and spurs.

    Till this day, I still use that phrase when Jumping. I have to wear spurs and carry a stick. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    "Just when things were going great.....it's back. Morgan's cancer may have returned. We are hoping for no more Chemo, but who knows."
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    Instead of Save a Horse, Ride a cowboy......Ride a horse, Dump the COwboy.



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    showrider... my eventing trainer used to say that, only it was "Don't go to war (xc) without your weapons". Before an xc school she'd always ask "Ready for battle?"

    Nothing like that phrase to get the nerves going. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img]

    -Amanda

    You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything



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    Every ride for 3 years I was asked if I had my weapons. I rode the dirtiest quitter in the barn and every ride had the potential to be a war. Ironically the horse's name was "Unique Battle"

    Betwixt the stirrup and the ground, mercy I asked, mercy I found



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    My favorite quote from my trainer was during a lesson where the students (not me!) kept screwing up. She screamed at them Don't make me watch this!!!!!!!!!

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    "He declared war, and you dropped your weapons and ran the other way. You go back there and fight."
    (An x-c clinician coaching a timid rider on a horse that was taking advantage of her).

    And of course, the infamous Jim Graham "F Minus Minus." (Which I seem to get all the time these days).



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