The 8 stages of riding
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

The 8 stages of riding

This is a discussion on The 8 stages of riding within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • 8 stages of horseback riding
  • 8 stages or horseback riding

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-18-2011, 09:59 PM
  #1
Trained
The 8 stages of riding

I hear this was also in one of the horse publications this month, but I thought it was cute, and pretty true, at least in my evolution, so far as a rider.


Shared by a terrific friend and fellow-writer in the eq industry...

Stage 1: Fall off pony. Bounce. Laugh. Climb back on. Repeat.
Stage 2: Fall off horse. Run after horse, cussing. Climb back on by shimmying up horse's neck. Ride until sundown.
Stage 3: Fall off horse. Use sleeve of shirt to stanch bleeding. Have friend help you get back on horse. Take two Advil and apply ice packs when you get home. Ride next day.
Stage 4: Fall off horse. Refuse advice to call ambulance; drive self to urgent care clinic. Entertain nursing staff with tales of previous daredevil stunts on horseback. Back to riding before cast comes off.
Stage 5: Fall off horse. Temporarily forget name of horse and name of husband. Flirt shamelessly with paramedics when they arrive. Spend week in hospital while titanium pins are screwed in place. Start riding again before doctor gives official okay.
Stage 6: Fall off horse. Fail to see any humor when hunky paramedic says, You again? Gain firsthand knowledge of advances in medical technology thanks to stint in ICU. Convince self that permanent limp isn't that noticeable. Promise husband you'll give up riding. One week later purchase older, slower, shorter horse.
Stage 7: Slip off horse. Relieved when artificial joints and implanted medical devices seem unaffected. Tell husband that scrapes and bruises are due to gardening accident. Pretend you don't see husband roll his eyes and mutter as he walks away. Give apple to horse.
Stage 8: Go to see horse. Momentarily consider riding but remember arthritis won't let you lift leg high enough to reach stirrup even when on mounting block. Share beer with grateful horse & recall good old days.
By: L.A. Pomeroy
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-18-2011, 10:09 PM
  #2
Showing
Love it!
     
    04-18-2011, 10:14 PM
  #3
Showing
So true!!
     
    04-18-2011, 11:46 PM
  #4
Started
Lol!!!!
     
    04-19-2011, 12:55 AM
  #5
Foal
I'm in the run after cussing stage ha ha ha
     
    04-19-2011, 08:23 AM
  #6
Trained
Shoot, I'm ready for a beer!
     
    04-19-2011, 08:53 AM
  #7
Showing
I think I'm happy staying at level 4. If I must advance, I think I will skip 5-7 and go straight for the beer with franknbeans!
Posted via Mobile Device
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beginning stages of groundwork/natural horsemanship! BlueEyedBeauty Horse Videos 17 06-04-2010 12:45 AM
Late stages questions cayuseranch Horse Breeding 29 06-25-2009 03:49 AM
Stages jknight Horse Breeding 5 06-12-2008 01:28 AM
Getting back into riding-lease choice and riding critique! missy06 Horse Riding Critique 9 05-02-2008 05:50 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0