Horse fun and research

So, Cokie and I are doing some research. Yeah, on horses and… other stuff.

We thought YOU all could be a great source for any fun info about your experiences with horses. Tell us your entertaining encounter with your first horse, your first riding lesson, or your first fall off the horse, or just a great and wonderful horseback ride you did. We’re interested in everything you like to share.


9 thoughts on “Horse fun and research

  1. Ok. My first horse I got for Christmas when I was 4 years old. he was called dappl grey and he was metal. I could sit on him nad when I pushed on the stirrups, he moved forward. I loved this littel horse. I then took riding lessons from the age of 5 or 6 and my favourite horse to ride was very like my dapple grey….he was called Pepper adn was white, dappled with grey patches. Most embarrassing moment…..showing off when one of my brothers came to watch me one morning! I was riding a shetland pony this day as my poor favourite horse had been kicked by Meg a big, bad-tempered horse in the stable and had had to be put down. As I rode towards my brother, the little pony slipped in the mud and I went flying over her head into a puddle of mud! I doubt my story will help your research much as I doubt you’d want Steve to do this. Danny on the other hand….lol lol lol!!

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  2. I have “ridden” two horses in my life… unless you count the Merry-Go-Round at the zoo! When I was 12, our neighbors bought a pony and one day I was going to ride him. My friend’s dad said that sometimes he likes to buck, so hold on tight. I got on his back and hadn’t even totally gotten situated when he decided he wanted to buck. He reared up and I slid right off his back onto the ground. That was the last time he and I were together. My rear end hurt for days! 🙂


    • LOL – so far we only have people falling off a horse.

      The last time I sat on a horse was when I was twelve, so, ages ago. I was there once a week for about a year with my friend, she was really into horses. Me, not so much. But what you do for friends. Anyway. We were allowed to ride around by ourselves on a very large field. Never fell off, but what I found most difficult was to get on that huge horse. 🙂


  3. A blonde decides to learn and try horse back riding unassisted without prior experience or lessons. She mounts the horse with great effort, and the tall, shiny horse springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle.
    Out of shear terror, she grabs for the horse’s mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse’s neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway.
    The horse gallops along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider. Finally, giving up her frail grip, she leaps away from the horse to try and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup. She is now at the mercy of the horse’s pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground again and again.
    As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from unconsciousness or even death when Frank, the WalMart manager runs out to shut the horse off.

    And while I AM blonde, this is not a true story. 🙂


  4. Um, I was on the equestrian team in college – but we sucked. And I can’t say that I have any particularly “horsey” stories to tell… I got bucked off once because a storm blew up and slammed the arena doors shut, which spooked my horse (well, my substitute horse – a friend was riding my beloved and steadfast Zonker so I got stuck with the (apparently) flighty Ginger) The ride home that day was funny – me, all dirty, dusty and sore – and my friend, looking quite sheepish…


  5. I don’t have any special horse stories to tell, but at the age of maybe 10 I had to look after and was riding a horse called… waitforit… Alex! Tadaa!
    But it was a dun-colored one. Weird me! 😉


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