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  1. #1
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    Default Favorite George Morris quotes?

    "You are as dumb as a traffic cone".


    others you've heard at clinics?



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    Directed at me: "you ride like a soup sandwich!"


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    "Spots are like men don't be in such a rush to grab the first one you see"

    "Why are you smiling? If I rode like you I'd never smile"
    "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"


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    "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride much better than you; Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by caughtintheact View Post
    "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride much better than you; Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much!"
    Literally my favorite quote ever.
    .אני יכול לעשות הכל על ידי אלוהים


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    I was having a lesson at Hunterdon with him back in 94, on my very hot usually quite brave chestnut tb mare. We were jumping a wall with a ditch on one side, and going wall in front of ditch, no problem. However, coming back the other way, she saw the ditch in front of the wall and said "heck no! are you crazy, I am not going near that thing". So, I tapped her with the stick on the subsequent approach and she said "ok, but we arent coming within 20 feet of it!" So she launched from a whole stride sooner than I saw, and I let out an involuntary scream, and so did Nona Garson (my boss at the time)...and GHM said "Girls, girls, you blonds, birds of a feather flock together!"
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
    carolprudm


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    "That was pathetic. Don't practice pathetic!"


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    Nothing clever, just the way he says, "Sittinnnng DROT!"
    A helmet saved my life.

    2014 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!


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    In a recent clinic I got to audit... Directed at somebody riding a very talented but hot-blooded stallions:

    "You're quite good... but you look like a rabid raccoon."


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    Quote Originally Posted by AliCat View Post
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!



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    "Even your horse thinks you're stupid"!!!!! THAT was the all-time best ever!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AliCat View Post
    This was my first thought when I saw the thread title! "I ride well. You...probably ride okay."
    "1....2...OW..dammit"
    Gracious "Gracie," 2002 TB mare
    Facebook me!

    I have Higher Standards ...do you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wcporter View Post
    "head-GUEAR"
    Gracious "Gracie," 2002 TB mare
    Facebook me!

    I have Higher Standards ...do you?


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    "Go stand in the corner..."
    Said to me, a couple of times, back in the '80s.


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    To a friend of mine who was riding a super-green horse in his clinic (as in one who had never even seen a 3 ft. fence before and was lauching herself like a jackrabbit over them) : "was that horse a gift?"


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    Years ago to someone on my horse:
    "You need to learn to ride but do you have any more like him at home?"


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    I did a clinic with him this past fall, and despite having nightmares about how it was going to go, actually enjoyed myself.
    Loved the "Come he-yah!, now CAN-TAH!"
    In the post clinic analysis, he told one girl "Don't practise eating!"
    Me- he looked at me, told me "You are kind of old (I'm 53), and not built to ride (5'6 with short chunky kind of thighs), but a good student and I could do things with you, because you want it!"
    Not terribly PC but something I will treasure!
    I had a lot of "ahem" older folks come up to me afterwards and even come find me in the barn to tell me what a good job I'd done.
    I was happy to have survived.


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