I ADORE Dressage. And this made me laugh because I've done it myself. Hahahaha.
All I Need to Know in Life I Learned From My Horse
1. When in doubt, run far, far away.
2. You can never have too many treats.
3. Passing gas in public is nothing to be ashamed of.
4. New shoes are an absolute necessity every 6 weeks.
5. Ignore cues. They're just a prompt to do more work.
6. Everyone loves a good, wet, slobbery kiss.
7. Never run when you can jog. Never jog when you can walk. And never walk when you can stand still.
8. Heaven is eating for at least 10 hours a day... and then sleeping the rest.
10. Eat plenty of roughage.
11. Great legs and a nice rear will get you anywhere. Big, brown eyes help too.
12. When you want your way, stomp hard on the nearest foot.
13. In times of crisis, take a poop.
14. Act dumb when faced with a task you don't want to do.
15. Follow the herd. That way, you can't be singled out to take the blame.
16. A swift kick in the butt will get anyone's attention.
17. Love those who love you back, especially if they have something good to eat.
Top 10 Signs Your Dressage Test Needs Some Work
10. Your working trot had you working harder than your horse.
9. Your horse confuses the arena rail for a cavaletti; exits at K
8. The shape of your circles reminds the judge that he should pick up eggs on the way home.
7. Your serpentine was perfect, except that it was supposed to be down a straight centerline.
6. The sitting trot has caused some fillings to be loosened in your lower molars.
5. Your horse believes "free walk" means leaving the arena and heading towards the nearest patch of grass.
4. Impulsion improves only after your horse notices the monsters hiding in the decorative shrubbery nearby.
3. In your salute, you inadvertently use your whip hand causing your horse to perform airs above the ground.
2. Your horse's walk seems to be more "rare" than "medium."
And the number one sign that your dressage test needs more work:1. Under judge's remarks she writes only: "Nice braid job."
OH, dem wiley Friesians!
curiosity taught the mare how to open that latch and soon the owner will learn to put a snap lock on that latch!
I can understand the need to go visiting though.
Hahahaha! No kidding.
And Mariska seems to like shopping as well!!! :>)
Stop...carrot thief! Can't leave a snowman alone in a pasture without some equine snagging his nose! Donkeys are cute...I see them sometimes at horsemen's open houses doing demonstrations of driving. I once rode their cousin on a trail ride in PA. I was with a girlfriend who'd not ridden before and she kept rhapsodizing over how calm the "horse" was and how tall, etc. Finally I told her she was riding a mule.
I've never ridden a mule, but I love them.