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post #1 of 18 Old 05-14-2010, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Funny/Interesting things your non-horsey relatives or friends have said.

I just recently got my first horse. She was given to me by some friends. Before I got her, I showed my family some pictures of her. When my Uncle heard she was a Quarter Horse he said, "They could have at least given you half a horse! Why only a quarter?" LOL!!

Then my grandma looked at a picture of her resting one of her hind legs and remarked, "See, she's lame!"

They love to tease me, but its funny some of the remarks they make. First time I talked to them about "green" horses or horses with feathers they looked at me kind of strange.

I have fun telling kids that my horse has frogs. They are like, "Really? Where??" I tell them, "They have them under their hooves." Then they say - "Wouldn't they get squished?" LOL!
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post #2 of 18 Old 05-14-2010, 11:29 PM
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I had my step brother out at the barn. I told him to brush the horse's mane. So he naturally goes and brushes the horse's mane. I said no the man is the hair on the horses hooves. He doesn't even give it a second thought. He starts brushing the horse's hooves. His father walks in and asks him what he is doing. He says brushing the horse's mane. I burst out laughing. Man he was so gullible, lol.
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post #3 of 18 Old 05-15-2010, 12:01 AM
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My child was learning how to post in her riding lessons and I took a video of it. I showed it to my hubby and after watching her for a minute asked when the instructor was going to get her to "stop bouncing up and down". Upon being told that is what she was teaching her to do, he looked horrified and said "We're paying her all that money to tell her to bounce up and down? Isn't the horse going to get mad?"

Or my lovely sister who is convinced she's an expert on everything (she rode a horse at summer camp.... about TWENTY years ago!) commented on a picture I posted on Facebook that "Eastern tack and clothing makes you look like a pretentious twit". Somehow I think the one that looking like a twit would be the one who called it EASTERN tack!
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post #4 of 18 Old 05-15-2010, 12:06 AM
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^ hahahaha i laughed out looud when i read EASTERN tack XD hahaha thanks for making my day all of you, if only i remembered all the things my none-horsey family has said :)

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post #5 of 18 Old 05-15-2010, 12:25 AM
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my daughter's teacher was lecturing about something to do with history, and she was discussing Indian's saddles and the trees. My daughter said the teacher stopped in mid sentence and said "how can you have a tree in a saddle?", completely serious, and then resumed the lecture.
Around Christmas the newscasters on t.v. were making fun of weird gifts and they mentioned a book called "How to bomb proof your horse" The anchor guy actually started spontaneously laughing at the thought of it. They were taking it literally.
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Today I had a non horsey friend over and she called her mom to ask if she could stay for dinner after we rode. Well, her mom use to ride so she says "did you ride english or western?" and my friend said "with a saddle..." I told her western then she said to her mom "Megan didn't need a saddle, she rode... Indian!

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too cute!
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My baby cousin rode my horse last summer, she was four-going-on-five at the time and was very exited about riding. Being not yet five and raised in an environment of mixed french and english, she hadn't yet mastered either language. My mom hoisted her up onto Caleb's back, and after two turns being led around at the walk, she asked, "Next time can I go car-roting?" I was slightly confused..."Carroting? What do you mean "carroting?" "You know, where he's running but not too fast!" suddenly I knew what she meant "Trotting, You want to trot!" And she replied "Terroting! Yes! I want to go terroting!"

And a friend of mine constantly confuses "bit" and "bridle" and "reins" which makes for some interesting conversation.
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post #9 of 18 Old 05-15-2010, 01:50 AM
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Oh I can't believe I had forgotten this one. When my sister-in-law and I went to look at a horse, while we were tacking her up the seller disappeared. He came back about 20 minutes later and told us he "couldn't find the Whippy Thing"!! After a minute or so, we realized he was referring to a Lunge Whip!

All Lunge Whips are now referred to as "Whippy Things"! Goes well the with "Cleaner Outer" my child asked me to hand her one day (hoof pick).
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post #10 of 18 Old 05-15-2010, 08:26 AM
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When my brother and I took riding lessons as kids; we had a bareback lesson. After about 10 minutes of trotting bareback, my brother announced to the instructor "Now I know why Indians are red!"

Funny, wonderful friend, when I was leaving the lunch table to go tack up the lesson horses "Maura can't stay, she has to go put on the horse's furniture."

Same friend, upon leading out a horse with my hunting saddle, plus sandwich case: "Maura, why is the horse wearing a purse?"
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