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  • We all need a few laughs! Let's lighten the board up :)

    Okay, there's so many negative threads lately, and I think we all need to just make a big thread full of happy/funny/whatever/NON NEGATIVE THINGS

    Please, everyone contribute your funny horse or non horse things videos, pictures, stories, WHATEVER!

    one of my fav riding videos! british mounted police
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE4YU2QY_Yw

    This is non-horse but my god it is cracking me up
    http://18.media.tumblr.com/CkCf7iA9w...u4aUo1_400.jpg .. LL Cool whip
    http://21.media.tumblr.com/CkCf7iA9w...K2Txo1_500.jpg stevie wonderbread
    http://20.media.tumblr.com/CkCf7iA9w...lo1_r1_400.jpg johnny dip
    http://9.media.tumblr.com/CkCf7iA9wn...9o1_r1_500.jpg okra winfrey
    http://9.media.tumblr.com/CkCf7iA9wm...Do1_r1_500.jpg goudacris

    maybe im just way too amused by puns
    (|--Sarah--|)

    Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3

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    WHOA, those guys are amazing! Not only could they remove their stirrups while cantering around, they took the saddle off WHILE going? Seriously?

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    • #3
      that police video is amazing. i have a lesson in an hour or so and i think i should feel everything i jump is easy! at least compared to what they did!

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      • #4
        If showing is making you cranky, try this instead http://www.lehighvalleywheelmen.com/...yer%202009.pdf -- Or perhaps we could adapt this to our sport -- How about a power and speed class where you consume a donut before the speed phase? -- Guess it's not fair to eat in front of your horse -- Let's give them a peep while the rider inhales the donut --
        "I never mind if an adult uses safety stirrups." GM

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          #5
          Originally posted by dab View Post
          If showing is making you cranky, try this instead http://www.lehighvalleywheelmen.com/...yer%202009.pdf -- Or perhaps we could adapt this to our sport -- How about a power and speed class where you consume a donut before the speed phase? -- Guess it's not fair to eat in front of your horse -- Let's give them a peep while the rider inhales the donut --
          i think my pony would love a donut. he loves just about anything edible, though
          (|--Sarah--|)

          Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3

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          • #6
            whoa can I have one of those police horses? Please?

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            • #7
              Favorite "awww" video

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLdQ3...?v=rLdQ3UhLoD4

              another
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLdQ3UhLoD4

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                #8
                Originally posted by jetsmom View Post
                a friend sent me that the other day and I COULD NOT STOP WATCHING! i think i need to add a slow loris onto my steadily growing animal collection
                (|--Sarah--|)

                Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3

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                • #9
                  I've got a funny story to add!

                  I moved my horse to a working farm (sort of) this past spring. Working include chickens, geese, a donkey and cattle. Now, horse had never seen any of those, let alone a herd of cattle. After being there and occasionally seeing the herd wander around I needed to turn her out for an hour, but didn't want her completely alone. So I stuck her out with the herd. There were lots of new calves out there and of course, the herd bull. I take her halter off and she does her usual spin/squeal/buck/gallop routine. She gets about ten strides out and suddenly notices the cows standing out there (all staring at her like she was an alien). Hehehe... horse jumps about ten feet sideways hits the brakes and lets out this huge "OMG SNORT!!!!" Stands there for a few seconds trying to figure out how in the world those big black aliens got in HER paddock. Then she starts slowly walking up to them and they start walking away. Light bulb moment! Horse starts trotting... cows walk away a little fast and calves kind of trot out of the way. Light bulb gets brighter! And now she runs through the herd... cows and calves alike scoot FAST to get out of her way. She spent the next five minutes or so chasing calves, the cows ended up ignoring her. Probably thought she was some kind of weirdo.

                  The herd was in the front paddocks this August, and Panache got turned out with them. She's a fiesty six year old who was getting too dominant and aggressive towards her 20+ year old horse herd mates. Now she loves her cows and got quite upset when they moved to a back paddock last weekend and she didn't get to go with them. It was fun to see her standing out in the middle of a herd of cattle grazing alongside.
                  "Beware the hobby that eats."
                  Benjamin Franklin

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                  • #10
                    These have been posted before. If the love this little boy has for his pony doesn't make you cry (like it does everytime I watch it) then I don't know what will. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvbR0PkTY1o

                    And watching these cute little kids and their little Thelwell like pony's make me smile! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7FqgQen0wU

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                    • #11
                      These little guys make me laugh incredibly hard. Their high pitched whinnys are so funny.

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7QKSr0RaJs
                      flogarty
                      "It is difficult not to be unjust to what one loves" Oscar Wilde

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by flogarty View Post
                        These little guys make me laugh incredibly hard. Their high pitched whinnys are so funny.

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7QKSr0RaJs
                        That's one of my fav videos too! Cutest ponies ever!

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                          #13
                          love that mini stampede! man those little whinny's are the cutest
                          (|--Sarah--|)

                          Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3

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                            #14
                            bump?
                            (|--Sarah--|)

                            Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by flogarty View Post
                              These little guys make me laugh incredibly hard. Their high pitched whinnys are so funny.

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7QKSr0RaJs
                              They're adorable!!! But so fat!!!! That had me laughing the whole time at their antics!

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