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  • #41
    Hey, I'm from Long Island, too! And there are maybe 3 people in the world who actually pronounce it "Lawn Guyland" and none of them are actually from Long Island. (Sorry, giant pet peeve of mine as no one I know speaks like that and my family's been on Long Island for 40 years but I know you're kidding). I went to college and then lived for a while in NC. Ask anyone who knows me and I basically have NO NY accent at all - never did have one, my parents were adamant about that one. But compared to the deep south, I guess I sounded like I could be on NYPD Blue. I mean, I called the trunk of a car the trunk and not the boot! I go "food shopping" and "grocery shopping" at the "supermarket" and not the "grocery store." Clearly, I was a Yankee.

    Long Island is like... uh... It's just there. It's more like the elbow - a lot closer to the armpit of the state than the crotch! And elbows are good for shoving (like when you go to get on the Long Island RR or the subway). So, Long Island is the elbow of the state. Somewhat offensive, but not nearly as gross as the anus / armpit / crotch.

    Actually, I like Long Island a lot. It's not a bad commute (I work in Manhattan) and I live RIGHT on the Ocean... so I can't complain.


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    • #42
      Judging from the photos, they can teach my dog to ride in four days, too . But then she might want her own pony.

      This part slays me:

      [SIZE=1]You will learn how to have your horse lead a ride -
      meaning he will be the "lead horse" - he will be in front. This is
      difficult for most horses and they will [/SIZE]only
      [SIZE=1] do this if they have
      confidence in your leadership ability. You will achieve this
      ability to do this with your horse during your stay here
      .
      [/SIZE]
      Still Crazy After All These Years

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      • #43
        Originally posted by A. P.
        Phaxxton
        Hey! No fair! That's wasn't me, I was just quoting another post!
        And I think the south shore of Long Island is the Armpit!
        Dems fightin' werds!!!

        I live as far on the south shore as you can get on Long Island - I literally live right on the water. It's about as far from the armpit of the state as you can get. Don't be hating b/c you're jealous that we have no pastureland to speak of and everything costs 3x as much as it does everywhere else.

        We know you're just jealous! I mean, clearly VA, with its nice people, rolling pastureland, horse country, great trainers, lower cost of living, and far-less-congested traffic is the armpit of America. No... wait a minute...

        (packs bags, loads trailer, off to VA!)

        (And I really hope you know I'm not actually offended and am just joking around! )


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        • #44
          PT Barnum was right..

          WW
          FMO:OMG I almost put my eye out hunting clique.

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          • #45
            Hey-
            Mr. Magnolia has ridden (more than a pony ride) maybe 10 times. He galloped on his first "real" trail ride. He had one prep lesson spent painfully learning posting trot and found that staying balanced for a gallop in a western saddle was much easier. He also "jumped" a log on a trail, has crossed rivers and even galloped down a steep hill. It's not that hard for a person with decent balance to do all of that stuff on a well trained horse within 4 days. It's just finding balance and having a horse that pretty much goes on auto pilot. The horses were trail rode out west - literally you could just sit there and they "followed the leader".

            Of course, he most certainly could not do any of that on a horse that was not on auto pilot, and dead broke.

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            • #46
              Originally posted by Phaxxton
              Hey, I'm from Long Island, too! And there are maybe 3 people in the world who actually pronounce it "Lawn Guyland" and none of them are actually from Long Island. (Sorry, giant pet peeve of mine as no one I know speaks like that and my family's been on Long Island for 40 years but I know you're kidding). I went to Nationals in high school (for speech and debate) and I was in the elevator. The parent of a competitor from somewhere else asked me where I was from and I said "New York" - he said, "Oh, the city?" And I said, "No, Long Island." He goes, "OHHHH LAWN GUYLAND?" I looked at him blankly and said, "You said it, not me. The natives choose to pronounce it properly." I went to college and then lived for a while in NC. Ask anyone who knows me and I basically have NO NY accent at all. But in the deep south, I guess I sounded like I could be on NYPD Blue. I mean, I called the trunk of a car the trunk and not the boot! I go "food shopping" and "grocery shopping" and the "supermarket" and not the "grocery store." Clearly, I was a Yankee.

              Long Island is like... uh... It's just there. It's more like the elbow - a lot closer to the armpit of the state than the crotch!

              Actually, I like Long Island a lot. It's not a bad commute (I work in Manhattan) and I live RIGHT on the Ocean... so I can't complain.

              Yes Yes! I got that too when I moved out here. Everyone seemed to think all New Yorkers talked like they were extras in a mob movie. I never thought I had an accent either until my co-workers pointed it out (here in WA). And it's "soda" not "pop" and they're "tissues" not "kleenex" and "pocketbook" not "purse"

              Oh yeah, don't forget that New York is one big city in addition to Long Island. That's all there is - the entire state is one big city. Sheesh!
              Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert

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              • #47
                (1) I have actually lived on LI for awhile (though on the <sniff> North Shore thank-you-very-much.

                (2) BUT WHAT ABOUT MY WTD CAMP IDEA!!! I just can't seem to break into the WCD clique!

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                • #48
                  Thanks, that's hilarious. I copied this quote to paste but LaurieB already did it:

                  [SIZE=5]If you are the best "rider" in the world but you
                  can't get your horse to do what you want him to
                  do, then it just doesn't matter how well you
                  ride, does it? This is what most people are
                  clueless about.
                  [/SIZE]


                  At long last I've found the answer to getting rich. White Trash Dressage camp opening in Henrico soon!!
                  www.HistoricHousePreservation.com

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                  • #49
                    Originally posted by A. P.
                    (1) I have actually lived on LI for awhile (though on the <sniff> North Shore thank-you-very-much.
                    Ooooh, Gold Coast land! I used to work in Cold Spring Harbor. Boy I miss TK's burgers!!!!
                    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                      #50
                      I do think so

                      Originally posted by Phaxxton
                      Are you talking about the person who is riding in a rope halter with reins attached to it?
                      if she's holding the dog, yes indeedy. Glad to know what it was. I thought perhaps a special magikal training bridle.
                      b

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                      • #51
                        Originally posted by A. P.
                        (1) I have actually lived on LI for awhile (though on the <sniff> North Shore thank-you-very-much.
                        Oooh, where? At least you were closer to the horse areas. I grew up in Garden City (which I know - not technically North Shore ).

                        A few years ago, I boarded at the Meadowbrook Polo Club... which is unfortunately not there anymore. I moved before the sold it, but it's still sad to know we lost yet another huge horse property.

                        Of course, now I live on the beach and board out in Suffolk County (the horror! the horror! Not SUFFOLK! ) near Connetquot Park.

                        I love being close to the city (yes, NYC is THE city! ), but I miss green pastures!


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                        • #52
                          Originally posted by BarbaraJ11
                          if she's holding the dog, yes indeedy. Glad to know what it was. I thought perhaps a special magikal training bridle.
                          b
                          Well, yeah, that's the technical name for it. I mean, when it's in that color, it goes into the same category as orange longe whips (You know, "carrot sticks"). When you call them by their technical names, you can charge a lot more for them!


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                            #53
                            love dialects!!

                            Originally posted by Mtn trails
                            Yes Yes! I got that too when I moved out here. Everyone seemed to think all New Yorkers talked like they were extras in a mob movie. I never thought I had an accent either until my co-workers pointed it out (here in WA). And it's "soda" not "pop" and they're "tissues" not "kleenex" and "pocketbook" not "purse"

                            Oh yeah, don't forget that New York is one big city in addition to Long Island. That's all there is - the entire state is one big city. Sheesh!
                            dialect accent regionalisms wooo hooo.
                            I called middle child's camp counselor at Interlochen MI and at first the (19 yr old) girl thought I was goofing on her and was nasty. I had no clue. She later said she thought I was talking "like the sopranos" to upset her. HAHAAA. on the show, Tony went to our high school.
                            When I came up to Essex co NJ from Hunterdon, kids thought I was from the south, or at least Maryland. Central NJ rural and urban Trenton being run over by TV I guess.
                            enjoy - http://www.evolpub.com/Americandialects/AmDialLnx.html

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                            • #54
                              While I can joke around about it a lot, it does bother me sometimes that people think that all NYers talk like the characters on NYPD Blue or like mobsters... but that's possibly b/c there is a stigma attached to speaking with that really thick NY accent (at least where I grew up). The fact is, most of us don't have accents quite that heavy. I don't doubt we have accents (everyone does), and I'm sure our accents are apparent to people who don't live here... but "da peopuhl who tawk like dis" are fewer and farther between than I think most people outside the tri-state area would like to think. Really, most of us can can pronounce "th" and "lk"

                              I have to say, though, when I lived down in NC... I'd come to NY and I'd hear that NY accent that used to make me cringe and I'd think "ahhh, I'm home!" There's just something about this place...


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                              • #55
                                I'm IN!!!

                                [quote=A. P.]So - if riding is so easy, dressage can't be that hard, soooo

                                WHITE TRASH DRESSAGE CAMP!!!!!


                                Do I have to sew labels in all my WTD Camp clothes?

                                Will there be S'Mores?

                                Bonfires (we Hoosiers like to burn things...the Voices tell us to...) ?

                                Bug Juice?
                                *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
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                                • #56
                                  [quote=2DogsFarm]
                                  Originally posted by A. P.
                                  So - if riding is so easy, dressage can't be that hard, soooo

                                  WHITE TRASH DRESSAGE CAMP!!!!!


                                  Do I have to sew labels in all my WTD Camp clothes?

                                  Will there be S'Mores?

                                  Bonfires (we Hoosiers like to burn things...the Voices tell us to...) ?

                                  Bug Juice?
                                  Yes and Banana Boats too mmmmmmmmm
                                  <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                                  • #57
                                    Not only do you supply your own food, but there is NO electricity in your cabin! They mention that means no TV or computer, which is FINE, but what about lights?

                                    I also like the part where they say they don't ride English OR Western-just correctly. ok.....
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                                    • #58
                                      Originally posted by Phaxxton
                                      I mean, clearly VA, with its nice people, rolling pastureland, horse country, great trainers, lower cost of living, and far-less-congested traffic is the armpit of America.
                                      I thought the armpit was New Joisey?

                                      --- just kidding jersey folks!!!
                                      <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                                      • #59
                                        Originally posted by 2DogsFarm
                                        Do I have to sew labels in all my WTD Camp clothes?
                                        No, You'll write the name directly on the back of your shirt with a jumbo sharpie
                                        Shelli Pauli Photography

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                                        • #60
                                          I'm not sure what everyone is so upset about.
                                          They aren't turning out riders ready to go to Devon.

                                          This is a dude ranch. It's a major industry. There are hundreds if not thousands of them around. They have a format that works well.
                                          They have quiet, well broke horses that respond to verbal commands as well as the usual aids.
                                          A lot of the wranglers that work with them are excellent horsemen and riders. They take people who have never been on a horse before, put them on a well broke horse in an arena, teach them how to go, stop and turn and then go for a trail ride. The trail ride is a great confidence builder and they are relaxed because they had a good lesson in how to stop.
                                          Day two they build on this. Day three ditto. For as many days as you sign up for.
                                          Riders spend several hours in the saddle everyday. Sometimes they ride twice a day.
                                          At the end of the trail ride they are invited to help take care of the horses. They untack and groom under the guidance of a wrangler who talks nonstop about the horses. They feed. They stand around and ask questions. They ask questions at dinner....the wranglers eat with them.

                                          It is a lot of info in a few days. The trail riding is a great confidence builder. The horses are bomb proof.
                                          People who have never ridden are, by the end of the program, catching their own horse out of the herd, tacking up, warming up, taking a lesson, going for a ride, untacking and feeding.

                                          Can they now go home, jump on an OTTB and take a jumping lesson? Of course not. But that doesn't make the experience a bad one.
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