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Favorite Tranier Sayings

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  • #21
    My favorite Glenn Moody-ism:
    "Was that _luck_, or was that _skill_?"
    said after a particularly good execution of an exercise - in either case, you got to do it again (if it was _skill_, you'd get it right a second time and get to quit). [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]


    • #22
      Some heard from current and past trainers of mine (not neccisarily directed towards me):

      *Grow Up!

      *uhhh, let's try that again


      *Kill Him!! (after horse did something particularly stupid)

      *keep your thumbs up (this is one reason my pony was "Thumbs Up")

      *you blink too much (okay? can I control this?)

      *Pretend you're Madonna (to get a little kid to open her shoulders)

      *That was.... interesting

      *Leg, leg, leg, LEG

      *Stop making faces

      *If you smack that pony one more time I'm going to commit child abuse on you (from trainer to cranky neice)

      *Stop flopping around

      Things I said too much when I taught over the summer:

      *Look between your pony's ears

      *Sit up, sit up, sit up, let go!! (as kid falls off pony)

      *You're pony goes where you look, and if you don't start looking forward, your pony is going to start trotting down the highway, and I'm too tired to chase you.

      *Look between your pony's ears


      • #23
        Oh gosh, my trainer has so many!

        ~leg, leg, leg, and he says it in this funny voice that I just HAVE to laugh!
        ~Get out of "fetal postion!"...a definite fave!...after I curl up in a ball when my horse is scaring me
        ~get her out in front of you...meaning...use your gosh-darn spurs and get her lazy ass going!
        ~Oh, and i have a new name just about every week. FUN FUN FUN!
        ~What are you doing, b/c you are sure not riding...pretty self-explanetory!
        ~Good you have such a great mare, she saved your butt...after we get a 5 foot long spot and I hurl myself forward so i don't get left behind, and fall all over my poor horse...LOL!
        Those are the best ones anyways!



        • #24
          Trainers have so many words of wisdom. Here are some of my trainers wise sayings.

          You have the eye of a dead cat. (which is very true. I can't she a distance to save my life, and I envy those who have the talent to see them.) [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

          No slooching!

          Stir with two arms and not one.

          Go faster!!!
          I want to be like Barbie because that bitch has everything!


          • #25
            Tee hee hee, Portia. This is pretty amusing. Do you mind if I do mine again? Steve-isms are always pretty funny. (Yes, they are all in caps because my trainer does not speak like a normal human being. He has one volume: loud) [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

            10. STOP!!!!
            9. TURN RIGHT!!!!
            8. COME HERE!!! (usually followed by a 'lemme sit on that one')

            and the number one Steve-ism is:
            WHAT THE #U*% WAS THAT???


            • #26
              I also get: Now we'll see if that was luck -or skill.

              -ride a rythm
              -pace track rythm
              - sacrifice the distance for the rythm
              -1, 2, 1, 2 Count
              (was i spelling rythm wrong over and over?)

              One of my favorites is "Do as i say not as i do"


              • #27
                I think my favorites are
                1. don't have feet for hands
                2. RUN (can't understand why loping is unacceptable)
                3. GORGEOUS!!!(of course my favorite)[This message has been edited by leaper3 (edited 03-01-2000).]

                [This message has been edited by leaper3 (edited 03-01-2000).]


                • #28
                  My favorites are:

                  1. There are 2 sides to a horse. Let's ride both of them today.

                  2. The base is your friend and we can always use lots of friends.

                  3. You just got frequent flyer miles on that fence.

                  4. Use the whole ring, your parents have paid for it.

                  5. Don't push your hands forward like your pushing the grocery cart down the cookie aisle.


                  • #29
                    Some of my trainer's favorite sayings include:

                    (1) As you go into the show ring, "Have Fun" (Yeah, right), plus sometimes "Don't forget to breathe"

                    (2) When you've looking good: "Now you're styling"

                    (3) When you leave a long: "That was a bit gappy"

                    (4) When you get the distance just right: "Right on it"

                    (5) During a jump-off: "Gallop! Come'on, gallop. Now turn, turn."

                    (6) About the worst thing he's ever said to me was when I made really bad mistake and made it impossible for my horse to jump out of a two stride on the last line of a class that we would have won: "That was really dumb".



                    • #30
                      k lets see if i remember...

                      * got your course? ok, youre first, now GO!

                      * I thought you said you knew your course, Delta ( my little knick name, i always, always forget one course per show)

                      *Where did you learn that? certanly not from me, now do it again, the RIGHT way!

                      * Lobito, this is what steve used to do to me...."Pick a number, any number,ok, you sure you want 5? ok, do 55 laps with out stirrups, then you can go."

                      * c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, go, go go go

                      * you pick up the wrong lead and blow this flat class then you get to do 100 laps around the big field with out your stirrups when we get home! whispered from the side of the arena, hey, i picked up the right one!

                      * thumbs up, heels down, thumbs up, heels down
                      Never Ride Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly
                      Way Back Texas~04/20/90-09/17/08
                      Green Alligator "Captain"


                      • #31
                        i forgot one, i would have to say my all time favorite...
                        * well, he went ahead and jumped it, why didnt you?!
                        Never Ride Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly
                        Way Back Texas~04/20/90-09/17/08
                        Green Alligator "Captain"


                        • #32
                          My husband's/trainer's favorite saying:
                          "FIX IT GOING FORWARD!!"

                          and whe he want someone to sit up and stop bouncing:
                          "You look like a monkey F-ing a football!"


                          • #33
                            I hear this so often from my trainer.I decided to use it as my screen name.
                            KICK N GO..

                            STAY THERE ,WAIT,WAIT,WAIT.
                            MORE LEG,MORE LEG,LEG
                            Kick n go.


                            • #34
                              Great thread Portia.

                              "Dolly's, come on girl show us your dolly's" (referring to Dolly Parton of course!)

                              "I don't care if his ears are pinned back, PASS AND KEEP MOVING" (of course I leased the only horse who thinks all other horses are out to get him

                              and of course the classic stream:
                              "heels down, dolly's, relax your hands, thumbs up, post into your thighs, tip forward a little more, inside leg, outside hand, squeeze - KARIN, WHY DO YOU LOOK SOOO SERIOUS" (Oh my, I have to smile TOO?) [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                              "That's beautiful, gorgeous, good girl" "OOPS YOU LOST IT, but it looked good for 4 strides, did you feel it?"

                              And the classic last night, in packed arena riders and spectators "Karin. you have sex don't you? - What's the problem with you older girls?" [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif[/img]


                              • #35
                                How 'bout:

                                "Win. No pressure." (Thanks, JT)
                                "Can we not canter backwards to the fence this time?"
                                "Close your fingers!"
                                "Shoulders away, shoulders away..."
                                "Wait, stay the same, wait, stay the same."
                                "I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth."
                                "Look where you want to go and you might go there."
                                "Have you forgotten that you have legs?"
                                "I see the f***-up fairy has paid us another visit."
                                "Reach for your shirt collar." (Generally used when someone is sticking their chin up to the sky over a fence.)
                                "Stop leaping up the neck!"
                                "If you look at the ground again, you're going to be on the ground again."
                                "Bring me that horse NOW."
                                "It's only as hard as you make it."
                                "I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter."
                                "That was perfect. Let's quit on that."


                                • #36
                                  OH MY GOD!!! BECCAM, HE STILL DOES THAT!!! At the end of a lesson Steve will say "okay, pick a number" to about two or three people. Of course, they say stupid things like 1, 0, and 2. So 1 + 0 = 10 + 2 = 12, so 12 laps each way!

                                  Some old habits just never die...

                                  I forgot one, too. Everytime I fall off (I'm a notorious lean-at-the-jump-to-get-a-better-look-er) he says "sit up, sit up, sit up, look at the trees, the trees, the trees, don't fall, hang on, hang on, ah, what the hell... you might as well let go now, you're halfway there anyways" or he'll look away for one second, I'll fall, then he looks back at me, now lying on the ground, and goes "what the F**K did you do that for?"


                                  • #37
                                    Oh, this is a great thread!
                                    Here are a few of mine from many trainers in the past...

                                    "Do you love me?" - from an old mexican trainer that made me jump things that I didn't want to jump

                                    "Jiggle, Jiggle left rein, Jiggle, Jiggle right rein" - to get a horse on the bit

                                    "Look down, fall down"

                                    "Good Job Jockey" - I love to hear that one

                                    "Are you TRYING to fall of that horse?"

                                    "BAD PONY!!!" as my pony gawked at the rolltop for the 4th time

                                    "If that mare moves any slower, you'll be going backwards!"


                                    • #38
                                      * Before I go in the ring I make them tell me "You'll be fine"
                                      * "If you pick up the wrong lead, find another way out of the ring"
                                      * "Perhaps you should think about playing tennis instead"
                                      * "Close your fingers" (how do they know?)
                                      * "Why do you always do that?" (like I am trying to ruin THEIR day)
                                      * "I said look for a distance, not lean for one"
                                      * "Lets not use all the good ones up in the schooling area" (I only get so many good ones in a day)
                                      * "If you start listening, I'll stop yelling"


                                      • #39
                                        Great Thread Portia!
                                        Here goes:

                                        "Let's talk about that."


                                        "Pretend you're driving the Beltway -- you've just caused a 10 car pile up!"

                                        "You've just killed 3 pedestrians!"

                                        "Breathing is good."

                                        "Why did he break?" (correct answer is ALWAYS; "because I let him.")

                                        "Do not scare me like that."

                                        "He is not a Thoroughbred and this is not Saratoga." (He's a Quarterhorse w/aspirations)

                                        "I like that -- ooohhhh stylin'"

                                        "Does that feel good?????"

                                        and, my favorite: "you are my personal project" (meaning, "if you actually learn to ride people will worship me").

                                        [This message has been edited by Glasgow (edited 03-02-2000).]


                                        • #40
                                          This is a great thread! Some of my favorites are:

                                          1) "If I had a dollar for every time you circle (in front of the fence when the distance wasn't perfect) I would be a rich woman."

                                          2) "Must you gyrate in the turn?" (lead changes are not my forte)

                                          3) "This is not a steeplechase!"

                                          4) "That was a Hail Mary" (said when I would find a VERY long distance to a particularly large oxer)

                                          5) "I hope you brought some carrots for that horse" (after she just saved your butt 100x)

                                          6) "Spot on!" (said to me by a British instructor when I would get to the jump perfectly)