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Favorite Tranier Sayings

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  • Here is my favorite trainer saying,

    "All life is precious"
    Sophie Scholl


    • "No, your OTHER right!" [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]


      • From my "trainer" Snooks in 1984
        1. Your the reason I never had kids......

        From a recent trainer whom I love dearly
        2. Quit looking at the ears, you don't ride the head...
        Proud to have two Takaupa Gold line POAs!
        Takaupas Top Gold
        Gifts Black Gold Knight


        • how about "hang on to her mouth again and we will be working on the longe(sp?)line for the next lesson with no stirrups or reins" That usually straightens me out.


          • 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?
                Tinwhistle Farm


                • The absolute kiss of death near the end of a really good lesson...

                  OK, let's just do this last _____ then we'll stop.

                  You know it will take the next 30 minutes to get that last thing right!
                  Man plans. God laughs.


                  • "Lose the attitude or lose the stirrups . . .

                    Your Call . . . "


                    • 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???"


                      • <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by davidgud:
                        "Lose the attitude or lose the stirrups . . .

                        Your Call . . . "


                        That's when I would start crying!!!


                        • I just keep adding [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

                          "If you talk back one more time I'm taking away your saddle..."

                          "I *know* he's pissed off with the world today but he's going to have to deal..."

                          "Umm... it was good until the buck" (said after we galloped the triple in the correct striding - then had a bucking fit afterwards)

                          "What horse are you riding? And what did he just do?" (after my usually quiet hunter started off a hunter round by bolting in the ring)

                          To Regal when he's being impossible - usually b/c he's really stiff or ouchy "WHAT THE HELL is wrong with you? IF you would please TELL us we'd try and deal with it for you....."

                          Sarah ( & Regal)

                          what doesn't kill you makes you stronger -
                          unless it breaks your heart first