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  • Funny things your trainers say....

    Some of my favorite trainer sayings:

    "Stop running like a wild banshi out of Hell."
    - Wendy Carter
    (usually when I run to the chip)

    "Get my hat and chaps."
    -Wendy Carter
    (right after the banshi out of hell thing)

    "Were you counting?"
    -Misti Cassar
    (When I add in a line)

    "I'm not sure it looks like 3'6"."
    -Debbie Olsen
    (Her awnser to how high the jump is when it is really like 4'6")

    "You look like you are starting a lawn mower."
    -Mike Henaghann
    (When my hands get busy.)

    More to come...
  • Original Poster

    Some of my favorite trainer sayings:

    "Stop running like a wild banshi out of Hell."
    - Wendy Carter
    (usually when I run to the chip)

    "Get my hat and chaps."
    -Wendy Carter
    (right after the banshi out of hell thing)

    "Were you counting?"
    -Misti Cassar
    (When I add in a line)

    "I'm not sure it looks like 3'6"."
    -Debbie Olsen
    (Her awnser to how high the jump is when it is really like 4'6")

    "You look like you are starting a lawn mower."
    -Mike Henaghann
    (When my hands get busy.)

    More to come...


    • #3
      How about:

      "Okay, now do that again so I know it wasn't just a mistake." (said when I finally do something right!)

      "This is not a vacation, it's a quest: a quest for fun."
      \"It is good to be fine.\"


      • #4
        *"Thats the canter you picked so STAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY RIGHT THERE, STAAAAAAAY RIGHT THERE" (I swear, this phrase goes through my mind no matter what I am doing, driving, running, everything, lol)

        *'Did you forget to count?'

        'Course, my two 'favs' came from the same lesson (lesson from h*ll)...

        *'Do you feel the difference?' (I said no, stupid me)- 'Only an idiot wouldn't feel the difference!!!'

        *'Of course she isn't going to get it right, you've screwed her up so many times before!'

        Proud Stalker of Reiners, Cutters, any hot cowboy with a cute horse [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
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        If riding were all bright lights, big arenas and blue ribbons, I would have quit a long time ago." -George Morris


        • Original Poster

          Hahahaha that is so funny, I have heard EVERY SINGE ONE OF THOSE PHRASES soooo many times! I always get the

          "Thats the canter you picked so STAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY RIGHT THERE, STAAAAAAAY RIGHT THERE"


          "Okay, now do that again so I know it wasn't just a mistake."


          • #6
            (When I kept breaking from canter to trot on my tank Hanoverian on small circle) "Ok, so you pressed the 'Whoa G'Dammit' button when you wanted the 'Whoa' button....Don't press the 'Whoa G'dammit!!

            (When my chicken horse started galloping courses for once instead of stopping) "His name's Dragoon, isn't it?? Then DRAG-ON, Baby!! ."

            (after a particularly difficult jumping lesson)
            Gretchen: Where's your crop?
            Me: In the barn...
            Gretchen: Well that's a helpful place for it. Is it keeping the cross ties from misbehaving?

            When I innocently ask for a break on anything, she innocently replies: "Why, you're not dead yet."

            "Ok, let's try that again and jump the jump this time..."

            "Try that again......Try that again....Try that again.....OK, enough trying, DO that again."

            "Ok, so what did we learn from this pleasant experience??"

            (after chipping a fence) "How'd those flowers taste?"

            (Me doing my hour lesson without stirrups) "Keep going, you're doing great. I'll let you know if you're dying."

            Other Trainer Quotes:
            (to a group of beginner girls) "Your two point is just like peeing in the woods...unless your a guy, then it's totally different. But none of you girls are guys...I think..."

            "Do you pee in the woods like that!? You must not be a hiker..."

            "Good horse. Bad rider."

            - "Don't look at your horse....I'll tell you if you fall off."
            - "The base of the jump is your friend and the way you ride you can never have enough friends."
            \"Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self esteem, they provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls, they give us hope.\"
            - T. Robinson


            • #7
              How about this one:

              "Thank you for finally riding your horse"

              Don't ask me, I'm just the mom!

              ~Proud member of the Thoroughbred Clique~

              If Dressage is Symphony, and Eventing is Rock 'n Roll, then Hunters must be R & B


              • #8
                "I see you've negotiated the 'I stay out of your way, you stay out of mine' treaty." - my instructor at school last semester, as I was riding a horse around on the buckle to keep him from fussing at my hands

                "I really like this new and improved Ellen. She even smiles on course!" - my trainer this weekend

                And my trainer's new favorite word is "sweet." So this weekend at the show, she kept telling her riders that they had "sweet little courses". It was pretty amusing.

                "$3000 for a saddle? Who do you know that has a $3000 ass?"


                • #9
                  Andrea! Does your crotch itch or something!(my reins were too long)

                  When your not teaching your unteaching.(everytime I took a break)

                  I am the trainer, you are the student....SO LISTEN TO ME.(I was trying haha)

                  there are more...I will post them when I think of them. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]

                  **~~Andrea and Dreamer~~**
                  "Where will judging and showing go from here?--not likely to anything radically new. Horses will be horses, and riders will be riders, and good sound basics will prevail. We'll always have to be on guard against the trendy, the mannered, and the exaggerated. After all, only the horse will really know. And he'll always tell us...if we were born to listen." - George Morris (Judging Hunters And Hunter Seat Eq)


                  • #10
                    My favorite trainer quote came while I was in college.... I was riding my mare in a private lesson (jumper) with the then director. Well, April (God love her) was not the bravest of girls with the longest of steps, and he had me doing a cavaletti to bounce to two stride gymnastic combination... The out on the bounce was 3'6" and the out oxer on the two stride was 4'6" I come off the corner, hit the cavaletti at a nice trot and he yells - this is the direct quote:


                    I ran, laughing my a** off, too amused to think of being scared.... (I am a big chicken) It was the single best jump (that big old oxer out) I ever had!! Talk about hang time! I felt like I was up there forever!!

                    My reality check bounced.

                    The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.
                    Not all who wander are lost.


                    • #11
                      Years ago with one of my old trainers:

                      "Stop chasing after the fences, they are not going to grow feet and run away."

                      "By the time you've figured out how to make ends meet, they move the ends"
                      My horse's feet are as swift as rolling thunder, He carries me away from all my fears. And when the world threatens to fall asunder, His mane is there to wipe away my tears. ~Bonnie Lewis


                      • #12
                        in the schooling ring to "guard your oxers and shield your verticals..."

                        WHAT THE HE** does that mean? My Mom and I just looked at each other like huh? I asked Mom what that meant and she looked at me and said I have NO idea!! It was HILARIOUS!!



                        • #13
                          Here are some of my favorites:

                          Well, you were serving drinks on that trip (cause I darn sure was not the pilot)

                          Would you like a sandwich and a drink with all those chips?

                          How was East Texas (when I leave from a very long distance)

                          There are more later...

                          Proud Member of Wood Hill Farm who's motto is "I'm not going sober!"
                          Proud Member of Wood Hill Farm who's motto is "I'm not going sober!"


                          • #14
                            When not sitting up straight -

                            When in doubt- TUMMY OUT!

                            My variation of the STAAAAAAAAY there -

                            That's ALLLLLLLLL you need, no more CANNNNNNNTTER!

                            When I'm looking down-

                            Do you like arena sand or something, because you seem to be seriously attracted to it!


                            My, the view must be wonderful today down there!

                            When you're going too fast-

                            You're not cantering a course, you're gallopping off into the sunset!

                            I have a lot more but I can't think of them so..... that's it


                            <3 Justice Served <3
                            <3 Nip N Tuck <3

                            "Riding is sort of like Nuts and Bolts- If the rider's nuts, then the horse bolts."

                            Did You Hug Your Horse Today?

                            http://www.geocities.com/mysteryhunteronline <---- GO THERE!


                            • #15
                              "TUCK THAT BUTT IN!" (my butt tends to stick out like a getto butt cause of my slight curve in my back.

                              "SHOULDERS BACK!!!!!"

                              "LEG, LEG, LEG!!!! )(when I'm on a slow horse)

                              "WOAH, WOAH, SIT TROT TO THE FENCE!"(when I'm on a hot horse)

                              "Get my hat and chaps!" When hot horsey is being a jerk.

                              "MAKE HIM JUMP THAT FENCE!!!" When bad horsey stops in front if it.

                              I love my trainer. She taught me not to be scared of stoppers and naughty horses.

                              I'm a Microbiologist!
                              "Common sense is so rare nowadays, it should be classified as a super power."-Craig Bear Laubscher


                              • #16
                                My all time fav is, "Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not there." I want to make a t-shirt....

                                I love the idea of the diff between "Whoa" and "Whoa, g'dammit".

                                The one I get the most now is "Be patient". It's kinda a combo of the 2 (tho for me it's the diff between "go" and "go g'dammit" - and that's on a really forward horse!


                                • #17
                                  When a horse is being silly or cute, according to my trainer he is a "Giant Snufflupagus" (sp?)

                                  When you forget to do something, you are having an "out of brain" experience.

                                  ~<>~ Daedalus built the Labyrinthe, so winding and complicated a structure that no man or beast, once shut inside, could ever find the exit~<>~


                                  • #18
                                    My trainer used to say when I was riding a huge, slow, luggy horse:
                                    "See if you can make him feel like less than 1500lbs of $hit in a wet sack..."

                                    I never could do it. That horse was impossible.

                                    Founder of the mighty Thoroughbred Clique!

                                    Resident racing historian
                                    F O.B
                                    Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                                    Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


                                    • #19
                                      My personal fav:

                                      "Was last night margarita night again? Because you're riding like it was!" (guilty [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img] )

                                      Oh - and:

                                      "are you trying to hitch a ride with those thumbs?"


                                      • #20
                                        My trainer one said to a few of her advanced students after lots of poor riding one lesson, Don't make me watch this!!!!

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