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  • #41
    Originally posted by PaintPony View Post
    Well dang! Now I know that I've been doing it wrong.

    Usually I throw the halter in to the field and yell "put that on and get over here bitch!" while I stand at the gate.

    No wonder my horse always looks so angry!
    That's because you forgot to say "please." It's "Get over here bitch, please!"
    Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.


    • #42
      Oh goodness.... this thread has me laughing my @$$ off.....


      • #43
        Mods, please don't ban our new toy! This one's kind of fun I saw she got a time out a few days ago, doesn't appear to be helping much yet.


        • #44
          I opened this thinking it was Game of Thrones/Westeros related. They have horses. And ponies. And ride. And stuff.

          Delicious strawberry flavored death!


          • #45
            Originally posted by atr View Post
            I find that standing by the gate shrieking "you wanna carrot?" While waving said orange goodness in the air will usually achieve a result without my having to expend too much energy...
            I yell "come get a COOKIE!" Works every time.
            What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


            • #46
              "CAaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooooooo oooottttttttttssssssssss!" shouted across the pastures at thunderous volume will have them running in in no time.....
              Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...


              • #47
                "*crinkle crinkle*" [Peppermint wrapper.] Works like a charm.
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                • #48
                  Pfffffttttt! I laugh at you all and your vocal directions. I have joined up, discovered my horse's horsenality and have become one with him. I simply communicate with mental telepathy that he needs to put on his own halter, open the gate and come with me. It isn't my fault he doesn't have opposable thumbs and can't follow my instructions
                  Originally posted by The Saddle
                  Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.


                  • #49
                    Figaro sees me drive onto the property and heads for the gate!


                    • #50
                      ....can't resist, sorry - 'all hat and no cattle'?
                      Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


                      • #51
                        Originally posted by Foxtrot's View Post
                        ....can't resist, sorry - 'all hat and no cattle'?
                        "All hat and no cattle" = "All big talk and no action"


                        • #52
                          Originally posted by danceronice View Post
                          "*crinkle crinkle*" [Peppermint wrapper.] Works like a charm.
                          Yes, it worked everytime for me, but one of my OTTBs knew if the wrapper contained a peppermint or if I was trying to pull a fast one. We have an "Oh Shit" bucket full of goodies; shake that and they all come flying.


                          • #53
                            mye horze wonte lett me ketch her dew u think its becuz im whering stetsson perfumme or becuz shese jus rowdee she haz Rowdee in her papers k thanks bye


                            • #54
                              Originally posted by PonyPeep View Post
                              Any tips on how an Enlgish rider can accomplish catching her horse?
                              Most certainly! I shall describe a typical day of procurring my fine equine friend. Whilst the clouds were producing mist which moistened the fair and dewy skin on my face, I stood in my Barbour coat and wellies, admiring my fine steed. I enjoyed a fine blend of Earl Grey tea, wishing that once again the bonnie Prince William and his new bride, the Duchess (or Kit Kat, as she has begged me to call her) had joined me for the day.

                              After tea, I call for my ever loyal Thomas to dispose of my cup and saucer and then softly whisper a quiet "I beg your pardon, fair horse, but I am in need of a fine ride for a jaunt through the English countryside". Fair horse then deigns to ignore me.

                              Upon which I raise my wonderfully accented and gentile voice and yell, "c'mon Dover! Move yer blooming 'arse!!!!"

                              Horse promptly comes toward me, whilst lowering his head to enable that I should slip a halter over his noble head. My endeavor is finished.


                              • #55
                                Originally posted by Carolinadreamin' View Post
                                Horse promptly comes toward me, whilst lowering his head to enable that I should slip a halter over his noble head. My endeavor is finished.
                                Head collar. Please.
                                "Aye God, Woodrow..."


                                • #56
                                  Originally posted by Long Spot View Post
                                  Head collar. Please.
                                  A pox upon me for my clumsy attempt at the King's English!


                                  • #57
                                    shift yer arse

                                    I've heard an angry brit call a horse. Scary.

                                    And damn if they don't come.


                                    • #58
                                      bahahaha. I had a british riding instructor who called her horse Fugly. I wish I was kidding. It was (mostly) affectionate, though.
                                      "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
                                      "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey


                                      • #59
                                        I have to say I feel small for posting - but, hey, it was too tempting. Isn't there a forum for young people to post and share their ideas? We are just too
                                        hard on them.
                                        Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


                                        • #60
                                          Originally posted by danceronice View Post
                                          "*crinkle crinkle*" [Peppermint wrapper.] Works like a charm.
                                          But sometimes I get the wrong horse... or all of them. Now what?!
                                          You are what you dare.