Stall: What your rig does at rush hour in an unfamiliar city on the way to a big horse show
A Bit: What you have left in your pocket after you’ve been to your favorite tack shop.
Fence: Decorative structure built to provide your horse with something to chew on.
Horse Auction: What you think of having after your horse bucks you off.
Pinto: Green coat pattern found on freshly washed light colored horses left unattended for 2 minutes.
Well Mannered: Hasn’t stepped on, bitten, or kicked anyone for a week.
Rasp: Abrasive metal tool used to remove excess skin from ones knuckles.
Lunging: Popular training method in which a horse exercises their owner by spinning them in circles until dizzy.
Gallop: Customary gait a horse chooses when returning back to the barn.
Nicely Started: Lunges, but not enough health insurance to even think about riding him.
Colic: Gastrointestinal result of eating at horse fair food stands.
Colt: What your mare gives you when you want a filly.
Easy to Load: Only takes 3 hours, 4 men, a 50lb bag of oats, and a tractor with loader.
Easy to Catch: In a 10×10 stall.
Easy Rider: Rides good in a trailer; not to be confused with “ride-able”.
Endurance Ride: End result when your horse spooks and runs away with you.
Hives: What you get when receive the vet bill for your 6 horses, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 1 donkey.
Hobbles: Walking gait of a horse owner after their foot has been stepped on by their horse.
Feed: Expensive substance used to manufacture manure.
Dog House: What you are in when you spend too much money on grooming supplies and pretty halters.
Light Cribber: We can’t afford to build anymore fencing or box stalls for this buzz saw on four legs.
Three Gaited Horse: A horse that. 1) trips, 2)stumbles, 3) falls.
THE 12 “MOST IMPORTANT” THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU OWN A HORSE..
-To induce labor in a mare? Take a nap.
-To cure equine constipation? Load them in a clean trailer.
-To cure equine insomnia? Take them in a halter class.
-To get a horse to stay very calm and laid back? Enter them in a liberty class.
-To get a horse to wash their own feet? Clean the water trough and fill it with fresh water.
-To get a mare to come in heat? Take her to a show.
-To get a mare in foal the first cover? Let the wrong stallion get out of his stall.
-To make sure that a mare has that beautiful, perfectly marked foal you always wanted? Sell her before she foals.
-To get a show horse to set up perfect and really stretch? Get him out late at night or anytime no one is a round to see him.
-To induce a cold snap in the weather? Clip a horse.
-To make it rain? Mow a field of hay.
-To make a small fortune in the horse business? Start with a large one.
Rick’s favorite statement is the last one. First time he told it to Mom she didn’t wuite appreciate it. 🙂 Theres several up there that are more true than folks without horses know. Hope you have a wonderful week!