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post #11 of 22 Old 07-05-2008, 08:59 PM
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haha, we used to pretend that we WERE horses! I think our classmates thought we were kind of strange cantering around the playground jumping over whatever was in our way. We even would take off our belts, wrap it around another person's waist and "drive" each other. (were we dorks or what!?) And of course make courses around our living rooms jumping over couch cushions, etc.
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post #12 of 22 Old 07-05-2008, 09:07 PM
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Should have been in our group back at the barn a few years ago. We did grand prix level dressage tests and jump the courses already set up in the arena
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post #13 of 22 Old 07-05-2008, 09:28 PM
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yep, the kids at the barn still do that! I remember once my friend made me do a turn on the forehand. I was like, um, what? You know I only have 2 feet...
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post #14 of 22 Old 07-06-2008, 12:50 AM
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being canadian....we used hockey sticks!!!!
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being canadian....we used hockey sticks!!!!
ah yes hockey sticks worked well. I never liked jumping actual horse jumps because they never seem to fall as easily as when you were on a horse if you missed you went splat.
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post #16 of 22 Old 07-06-2008, 08:59 AM
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I had one of those horses that are hooked to springs - most kids just bounce up and down a bit...

Well mine had reins and stirrups, and it made noise :P So I would start out in one end of the basement and bounce up and down so hard we would end up on the other side...get off, push him back and start again. His name was bucky :)

I also ran around on all 4's. Mom thought I was "touched" for the longest :P

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post #17 of 22 Old 07-06-2008, 12:57 PM
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I had one of those spring horses too...my parents got rid of it when one day I was ridding it lost control of it and it bucked me offf..............i've never recoved from that lost
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When I was younger, we lived out in the country and there werent any other children in my area to play with, so I spent a LOT of my time pretending, and of course playing with my dogs.

One thing that I had 'turned' into a horse was a LP tank. It was HUGE, and wide, and tall. I used a towel for a saddle, rope for reins and had to use a step stool to get up on it. Lol. We even had a prairie next to our house, so I would even pretend that I was a horse, and used to run around there.

Our neighbors had horses, so I spent a lot of time under an old oak tree next to their pasture. I could never get the horses to come up to me tho, but it wasnt for the lack of trying, that's for sure. Lol

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...the true question is- did you guys a big black stallion with grass for mane and twine for reins?
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post #20 of 22 Old 07-06-2008, 03:15 PM
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My friend and I used to run around with flyswatters and would whack ourselves on the legs to pretend we were hitting horses to make ourselves go faster.

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