BILL— Okay, after a number of fits and starts I am ready to take a swing at this one.
(“. . . like driv(ing) down the highway through a thick fog . . .”)
(“It’s an easy movement to screw up.”)
BILL– OK, I am staying totally away from the “size matters “jokes. But when it comes to choosing a horse, particularly if you’re paying money for it, as you take into account all the suitability factors, size should be one of them.
(“. . . less than a parallel universe or another dimension.”)
(“. . . not exactly classical, I admit.”)
(“. . . big but only about the size of J Lo’s thighs! “)
(“. . . you were supposed to put your arm back down!”)
Riders are herd animals. Much like all those suburbanites with yellow diamond Baby on Board signs or stick figure families pasted on their SUV’s rear window, horse people have had their own odd bandwagons to jump on. Some examples:
QOTM: I try to ride my mare on a loose rein so she’ll relax. When my trainer gets there she tells me to shorten my reins a lot because my horse is too quick, borderline running away at the trot and no where near being round or on the aids. She wants my horse to basically ‘earn’ a longer rein by going slower and giving in. Will that really help relax her?
(“. . . a time to de-program.”)