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What is your favorite "Woffordism?"

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  • What is your favorite "Woffordism?"

    Here is mine:

    There are three kinds of riders in the world: those that make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder WHAT happened!


  • #2
    You would rather be lucky than good.

    Next victim
    "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
    Courtesy my cousin Tim


    • #3
      you are going to meet a fence one of three ways - short, right or long. Therefore you want to meet it on a stride that the horse can work from - a bouncy energetic canter - then he can add if he needs to or pat the ground or say thanks for getting me here right.


      • #4
        Experience is what you get right after you needed it.


        • #5
          "With telephone poles cemented into the ground, you won't have a light rub behind."
          RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

          "To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."


          • #6
            "You have a beautiful black lab."


            • #7
              "I've had more fun with my reins tied to a telephone pole"

              said after riding my friends cranky chestnut mare!


              • #8
                "experience is what you get right after you need it."

                something i think of every day after riding my horse lol.
                Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


                • #9
                  favorite Wofford saying....

                  Why walk when you can ride...

                  If you don't pull you won't have to kick and if you don't kick you won't have to pull...

                  Love riding with Jimmy. In fact my mare recommends it.


                  • #10
                    I've got good news and bad news for you. The good news is your mare hears you. The bad news is your mare hears you.
                    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                    • #11
                      ... all of them?

                      The one that has really hit the nail on the head for me lately is, "Your riding needs to take into account your horse's personality." I really don't think there is a statement to better fit my horse. Or any horse actually..

                      I'm currently reading his book Take A Good Look Around and find myself laughing at so much of it. I love his honesty and twisted humor. The first paragraph in the foreward really just says it all, "I hope you found this book filed under 'humor.' Given that I think almost everything is funny, you need to bring your sense of humor along when you read it. If you are unusually sensitive, politically correct, or even a liberal, you can be assured that there is something in here that will annoy you. Sorry about that; you were warned."
                      I have Higher Standards... do you?

                      "For the love of my horse, I know who I am."


                      • Original Poster

                        Jumping advice:

                        Rider: Jim, on the bending line between 10A and 10B should we hold for six strides or kick for five?

                        Jim: Yes.

                        (Translation: depends how you jump in.)


                        • #13
                          "Heh, Heh, Heh."


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GutsNGlory View Post
                            If you are unusually sensitive, politically correct, or even a liberal, you can be assured that there is something in here that will annoy you. Sorry about that; you were warned."

                            I loved that too!

                            The whole book is freaking hilarious!



                            • #15
                              One of my favorites is something he says to those who come to a clinic with mental baggage about a particular type of jump:

                              "I didn't bring my couch with me...."



                              • #16
                                That's hilarious!!! I'll have to remember that one... kinda puts it in perspective doesn't it!?


                                • #17
                                  Jim is mostly silent when he's teaching me. With that silence come his crossed eyes and a wicked smirk. Often it is because I am lying on my back at his feet. Gawd, I love that man.
                                  Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                                  • #18
                                    Rider X "became a fugitive from the law of averages."


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Originally posted by GotSpots View Post
                                      Rider X "became a fugitive from the law of averages."

                                      "That rider is a fugitive from the law of GRAVITY!"


                                      • #20
                                        I wish there was a like button for some of these . Here's mine; "Your first horse? Fantastic. Second horse? Monday morning. My ring. 7am." Jimmy had my back .
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