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  • Funny things kids say about horses

    My son, (9 yrs. old) has been to many, many hunter/jumper shows and even shown in some locals. But a couple of weeks ago I took him to a dressage show. We were sitting watching some 4th Level tests and he finally turns to me and says:

    "Mama, why do all these horses stare at the dirt?"

    That totally made me crack up. And once he said that, it did actually seem like that's what they were doing!
    Last edited by Horseymama; May. 13, 2009, 01:31 AM. Reason: typo
    "A good horse and a good rider are only so in mutual trust."

  • #2
    I was talking to my cousin(who is 5 and horse obsessed) about my project pony and if she wanted me to let her ride while I led the pony around and she said: "I just want her to walk! Please walk! I don't want her to put her feet high up to the sky!" and she started crying. I said "What?" and she pointed to a girl jumping in her in the other arena and said, "Not like that!" lol


    • #3
      thats too funny!!
      "I have puppies instead of children. I'd rather ruin my carpet than my life."


      • #4
        I know kids that call stalls cages. "Which cage is he in?"


        • #5
          I used to teach riding at a summer camp, and on days when the weather was too hot or rainy to ride, we would teach the kids about horse care, safe handling, behavior, etc.

          One rainy day, we were talking about herd behavior, pecking order, etc. At some point in the lesson, the term "hierarchy" was used. Not long after, one of the little girls pointed out one of the horses that was constantly being chased away by the others.

          She asked, "So, is Cherokee on the lower-archy?"
          Please copy and paste this to your signature if you know someone, or have been affected by someone who needs a smack upside the head. Lets raise awareness.


          • #6
            Originally posted by otwist123 View Post
            I know kids that call stalls cages. "Which cage is he in?"
            I actually know an adult that calls them that. I had my 9 yr old neice with me watching a jumper rider flatting and she asked me, "Why does that horse carry his neck like that? It looks soooooo uncomfortable!" (horse was being ridden in draw reins)


            • Original Poster

              Sometimes their innocent observations are not that far off! I mean, if you think about it, stalls are a cage. There are many horses that just get let out to be worked and then put back in.

              I love the word "lower-archy!" Makes perfect sense, I'm gonna have to use that one!
              "A good horse and a good rider are only so in mutual trust."


              • #8
                When my oldest was two years old, she went on her first pony ride at the pumpkin patch. She went around one time, and then asked to get down. As we walked away, she remarked, "Mom, that didn't smell as good as I thought it would."
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                • #9
                  My brother and I were watching the junior hunters at a show once. As the horses were being led out to jog my brother exclaimed, "Look! Why are all the horses running out onto the field?"


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JollyBadger View Post
                    I used to teach riding at a summer camp, and on days when the weather was too hot or rainy to ride, we would teach the kids about horse care, safe handling, behavior, etc.
                    I think my barn needs some of this. Last weekend at a horse show, one of our teen hunter girls looks at her horse's legs and says "His front hocks are so LOOOONNNGGG."
                    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. Explore. Dream. Discover.
                    ~Mark Twain


                    • #11
                      I was once watching a clinic among a small crowd of onlookers when a young boy spotted a gelding dropping and said loudly "mommy what is THAAAAT????" Everybody snickered. The b/m at the time - was a little rough around the edges - say, "uhm, thats the horse's bone"..... the little kid absolutely freaked out and started crying and grabbing his mother "Mommy mommy the horse's BONES are FALLING OUT OF ITS BODY!!!!!"

                      I absolutely kid you not
                      Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by buck22 View Post
                        I was once watching a clinic among a small crowd of onlookers when a young boy spotted a gelding dropping and said loudly "mommy what is THAAAAT????" Everybody snickered. The b/m at the time - was a little rough around the edges - say, "uhm, thats the horse's bone"..... the little kid absolutely freaked out and started crying and grabbing his mother "Mommy mommy the horse's BONES are FALLING OUT OF ITS BODY!!!!!"

                        I absolutely kid you not

                        HAHAHAHAHAH! That is so adorable!
                        proud owner of a crazy dutch warmblood


                        • #13
                          Over the summer I help out at a riding summer camp. There are 2 or 3 weeks of camp that are full of the little beginners who have never ridden before. While we are getting everyone mounted and ready there is always one kid sitting on their horse yelling "giddy-up giddy-up" and flicking the reins. Of course the horse just ignores it, but it is always pretty cute and funny.


                          • #14
                            I was sitting with a good friend who rides at another barn and her grandmother. After talking a little about the horses, the grandmother turns to ask me where our kennels are. It was very hard to keep a straight face and say, "well our stalls are in barn 4."


                            • #15
                              When I was little I leased a flea-bitten mare. I asked something to the affect of why was she marked like that. Somehow my trainer convinced (my mom helped her!) that the mare had been attacked by fleas as a baby/young horse and these were her scars. That was a great thing to teach a little kid...and needless to say I still haven't lived it down.

                              We used to have a horse in the barn and my sister would say, "Why does Tel only wear 1 saddle, his back is so long he could fit 5"


                              • #16
                                This is fun! After a few years at a riding camp and lots of being around young riders, I have a few.

                                When its rainy we often teach the kids about parts of the saddle/bridle etc. After pointing to the skirt, we then pointed out the saddle flap and asked the kids what they thought this was called. The one little girls eyes lit up and she yelled "THE SADDLE DRESS!"

                                One of the girls sisters who had come to watch asked us why the chairs on their back's didn't look more comfortable.

                                When I was once talking to a boy in one of my classes, we figured out we once went to the same horse camp. He, who had not carried on afterwards, proceeded to tell me that, "one time, the pony POOPED on the FLOOR!" No way. She did?!


                                • #17
                                  im a working student at the barn, and get all the lesson ponies ready as part of the job. one day, the BO's niece came for a visit and was getting a lesson on this pony hershey. she's about 6 yrs old. she doesn't know a lot about horses, is only there a few times a year, but she's real sweet. wanted to learn how to do everything.

                                  hershey is a gelding. she asked me, is hershey a boy or a girl? how do you tell?

                                  coincidently, hershey dropped at that moment, he had to pee. then she goes "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! hershey's a boy, isnt he!" ... "why yes, how did you know?" (i didnt notice he dropped and was about to pee, i was across the isle getting a saddle) "his peepee is hanging out" .. "oh! well, he has to pee, i guess!"


                                  at a barn i used to work at, i had to work a birthday party once. i am not a kid person, so this was like torture. it was real funny though when i got a little boy who was going "ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow" constantly with the horses' step. (he was really perching..in a way that male riders should not) i kept saying "its more comfortable if you reaaaaally sit back on your butt!" but i dont think he listened. it was pretty funny, i had to admit.

                                  this isnt exactly about horses per se, but it was something i heard while waiting in line for a porta potty at a horse show: a little boy came out of one and went "MOMMY THERE'S A POOP CASTLE IN THERE!!" i had to laugh i coudlnt control it

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                                  • #18
                                    My horse is a fleabitten grey and white paint gelding with black points. We had a group of 2nd or 3rd graders out at our barn for a "field trip." The instructor is helping them tack up their horse, which is tied up next to mine, while I'm talking to the 2nd grade teacher. A little boy turns around, looks at my horse and comments:
                                    Little Boy: He looks like a goat
                                    Teacher: Well, why do you think that?
                                    Little Boy: He is black and white like goats are.

                                    I thought I was going to die laughing, and the teacher was so embarassed.


                                    • #19
                                      Every year, our Ag Leadership class at school puts on a 'Farm Day' at one of our elementary schools.

                                      Well last year, I brought our saintly school pony as we were short on other animals. Dogger is worth his weight in gold(countless kids pulling his tail/mane, poking him, ect).

                                      Anyway, I think my favorite comment of the day was when one of the kids asked if the calf that was also there was Dogger's baby.
                                      However, our para-pro/secretary grew up on a farm and around livestock and asked me if ponies were baby horses...serious as a heart attack.
                                      I know now, the place that I was trying to reach, was you, right here in front of me


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by anchorsaway View Post
                                        However, our para-pro/secretary grew up on a farm and around livestock and asked me if ponies were baby horses...serious as a heart attack.
                                        BF once asked "But if you buy them as ponies aren't they cheaper?" He too thought ponies were the same as foals...
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