Catchy phrases to know with horses

Here are some phrases that are always helpful when dealing with horses. Most came from old school cowboys and I absolutely love their carefree outlook on horses. I have the utmost respect for those fellas! Here we go!

1) When riding English and learning to post, if you were lucky enough to have an instructor tell you these magical words you were taught right!

“Rise and fall with the leg on the wall”

2) when asking an old cowboy if the horse he’s trying to sell you loads, don’t be surprised when he tells you this.

“Well it wasn’t born here and it wasn’t rode here”. (My favorite!)

3) when the beginner asks the old cowboy if it’s hard learning to ride, and he replies with these fine words of wisdom.

“Hardest thing about riding is the ground”

4) when you fall off and look at the old cowboy for sympathy. Hes looking around like he doesn’t understand the emergency, then tells you this golden phrase.

“You’ve got two choices. Hospital or get back on!” (Here, you better be dying if you choose to not get back on lol)

5) and lastly, when breaking out a colt the old school way, the old cowboy hands you this hooligan horse and says these words that you cherish because they might be your last.

“It’s not hard stop over thinking. Get on and stay on that’s it”

Well folks there you have it I hope you enjoyed these fun phrases!

Published by Jillian

I specialize in problem horses, youngsters, horse rehabilitation and achieving softness and a better relationship between horse and their rider. I not only train horses but humans as well. Not your typical riding lesson but I can, if you so choose, teach you to train your horse! I’m always available to help answer questions or share photos or videos upon request to better illustrate my advice. I’ve mastered the “don’t break the bank” way of keeping your horse healthy and cared for while on a budget. If you walk into almost any large barn in Oregon you’re bound to meet a horse I trained or sold! I’ve trained over 623 horses and counting! I post updates as I receive them from clients and buyers. Thank you for taking the time to browse and hopefully learn something new!

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