Alright I got a whole list from my kids. I teach beginners and I adore everyone of them or I wouldn't have them as students! But they do make me laugh on occasion.
'Do they always go this fast?' (the horse is walking)
'Did you see me gallop?' (the horse is doing a fast trot)
'You clean that!! GROSS! I'm not touching that!' (Oh yes you are...)
'Which one is the western saddle?' Me 'the one with the horn.' 'Saddles have horns? Where, I don't see one.'
One day I had the farrier out my horses are super well behaved and I had to use the bathroom. I like to have my students with me when I have the farrier or vet out because I feel it is good training for them. Well the student I had out was brand new and we hadn't had much of a chance to go over what a farrier does. I went in to use the bathroom. While I was in there she comes barging in, completely panicked "You have to get out here right away he's cutting off their feet!" It took me 10mins to calm her down. I had told her he was coming out to trim their hoofs, she didn't know what a hoof was and thought the horse was going to get a haircut! It was only her second lesson, now the first lesson I have is all basic terminology and ground work. Those kids sure make my life interesting.
And this is not posted in a mean or mocking spirit. Everyone of us should laugh at some of the silly things we did or said. When I was 7 years old I ripped a comb out of my Aunts hands and screamed (yes I did scream and cried too) 'You are mean! Stop ripping her hair out!' She was pulling the mane to make it even I just had never seen it before.
*Failbhe, my husband wants to desperately get a mule and name it 'Jackie O'Asses.' I keep asking him WHY WHY WHY. And he says the same thing 'Cause it will be cool! And it will be my little buddy.' I am terrified one day I will breakdown and give into this.
Last edited by lives2hope; 07-22-2012 at 01:14 AM.