hmmm, so many gems, so little time:
"stop cantering to that jump like you're headed for a church social!"
"this is a hunter course, not a tea party!!" These two are particularly ironic; once my new horse gained the 150 lbs he needed, she spent the next couple of years saying "sit back, slow down, it's just a nice ride in the country. Just a calm little canter through the countryside."
Oh, and here's another favorite. My horse's left-to-right change is very...exciting. I asked a professional who was riding him if he could school that change a little. He gave me a long stare and said "maybe you'd better just make sure you land on it."
Elizabeth.....The very same Elizabeth??? Yes I recognize those sayings! I WAS about to post my personal favorite "Stay with the saddle, it goes where the horse goes.." BUT YOU BEAT ME TO IT!!!!! By the way I really enjoyed the (insight)! Just wait til Christmas! Buster says hi and yes he was "on fire" today! (cold and WINDY) Welcome to winter! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
The thing about smart people, is they look like crazy people, to dumb people.
Trainers say the darndest things [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] Obligatory Disclaimer: I believe both these comments, made by two separate (and excellent) trainers, were, though puzzling [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] , well-meant... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
Trainer: "That was a totally amateur distance!"
Me (unvoiced): (that's probably because I am an amateur)
Trainer: "I don't think you'll make it to the Olympics."
Me (unvoiced): (????...me neither)
How about a "Best Replies, Spoken and (usually wisely) Unspoken, To Trainer Sayings" thread? Unless there has been one in the last six weeks-there are TWENTY-FIVE PAGES of posts since I last logged on!! How about some tips on which ones to check out?
Again this is my absolute fav topic!!!! Another one I' ve begun to use lately
"Straight ! parallel lines ears shoulders hips!!!"
"If you are supposed to turn him off the outside rein ,then why is his head pulled to the inside ?Do you think he does that on his own???"