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post #1 of 24 Old 02-18-2012, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Things kids say!!

Whilst teaching today I had one of those 'only a kid would say that' moments. Surely I mustn 't be the only one who hears these things. Share away!!!

Today I got...

(asked to the other instructor)

'Could I ride Ella next week? '
My other instructor pointed out that the kids aren't allowed in with the horse they're not about to ride her
'But she's broken in now'
Ells had 7 rides does not make her kidsafe.I overheard and said snowballs pointed out my other instructor, (happened to be my own instructor as a kid) would be lucky to get on her within the year!

Had another experience where a young kid started crying seeing me ride a Shetland and yell at me for riding the baby horse. Apparently I can't ride the baby horse till it's 2, I must be squishing it!!

6yrold shettie me all of 70kg at my heaviest probably closer to 60kg this day
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post #2 of 24 Old 02-18-2012, 08:16 AM
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I don't personally understand why either of those accounts are of any interest, let alone significance.

Now my granddaughter -aged three - took me off for a walk to see some baby Shetlands near where she lives. She was chattering away telling me on was like Gamble and one like Barney (2 I have) and then said 'so do you know what the baby ponies are called?" "No" I replied.

She tutted and gave me a long look up and down and said "oh grandad, I'm surprised at you not knowing. They're foals"

That was me well told!!!
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The hard thing to do when kids come out with something innocently amusing is to keep a straight face!

I had a mare foal at about 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning. I had told the children at the riding school how the foal would be born and what it would be like (if all went well)
When the children started to arrive I showed them the mare and foal, pointing out the umbilicus and explaining how, when he was in the mares that is how he was fed and got air through. I showed them the placenta and that it had been full of 'water' so that if she was knocked the foal would be protected and just swoosh in the womb.
One kiddy (8) went home that evening and told her parents how the foal had been in a bag of water and when he was born his front legs came first then his head was lying along the legs and then the rest of him came out. She said that he was standing and feeding within thirty minutes and the importance of the first milk. She also told them about the umbilicus and that when she had been in her mothers womb that was how she had been fed and got her air but when babies were born they came head first.

He mother then asked who the father of the foal was to which the reply was "Don't be silly, Mummy, foals do not have daddies, they only have mummies!"

Her mother called me to ask if it was possible to rectify the matter and take the teaching back a step to explain just how it was all started!
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One of the funniest things my daughter ever said was not horse related but adorable none the less....
She was about 4 and talking to her grandma on the phone. She told grandma she wanted to go to the moon to which grandma said you can only go to the moon in a space ship. My daughter asked, "Do you have one?" Grandma says no they are way too expensive to buy! Then my daughter said, "well nana can't you just borrow the neighbors space ship?" lol She had the most serious face and looked so disappointed to learn she wouldn't be going to the moon anytime soon :) :) I love my little girl :) :) She's nearly 8 now (they grow up way too fast) but she still says things that totally crack me up!
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Kids are so much fun! My daughter (6) had a funny one a couple weeks ago. She normally rides my old reining mare who's a hair shy of 15 hands, she asked to ride my Hano mare that is 16.3 and quite the big girl compared to my pasture full of bulldog QH's.

She's riding her in the indoor, happy as a lark and I ask "So, do you feel a lot taller up there?" Her reply was "Really mom??? I rode on top of the fire truck before." Guess she told me....
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Originally Posted by hoopla View Post
I don't personally understand why either of those accounts are of any interest, let alone significance.
I liked them. I find the view of the World through the eyes if younger children interesting.
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My horse got the best compliment EVER today! A little girl (about 4 years old) was having a riding lesson in the arena just as I entered it with Snickers. I let him roll in the snow before riding him bareback in one of the corners of the arena, and, when he got up, he was all covered with funny looking, snowy patches. The little girl looked at him and exclaimed in the most amazed voice - Oh, look! He looks just like a Pegasus!

She's also very sweet and, when her trainer asked if she was tired, she sat up straight and declared that "real horsemen NEVER get tired when they are with horses!"

I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.
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Haha these are great.
A few weeks ago I was out grooming Gambit, he was a mess because it had just rained and had had several good roles in the mud. A little girl (about four I'd say) who was out with her mom, came up to me and explained how "her" mare and Gambit had been dating but the mare had to dump Gambit because he got too dirty.

You are never better than anyone. Every rider has skills they need to improve. The only one you must compare yourself with, is you.
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post #10 of 24 Old 02-19-2012, 05:41 PM
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Not horse related but, here it goes:
The people in my dorm at school all have 2nd grade penpals who we've been writing to all year. We just got our letters from them and mine asked me about my New Year's Revolutions!

"Anything is possible, if you have enough nerve" -JK Rowling
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