Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Overheard at the Arena

Mrs. BR: "These are pleasure horses, they aren't supposed to go fast."

Me: "What's the point of horses that don't go fast? Madness!"

Just sayin'.


Anonymous said...

I like a horse that will go slow . . . and fast . . . when I want to! (But never Western pleasure slow - that's the "zombie shuffle".)

Bag Blog said...

I think it is a pleasure to go fast.

Kate said...

I love a slow 'old lady' horse! They are the crotch rockets for this gal.

Buck said...

Heh. My sons and I have had the same sort of discussions about steel horses ever since SN1 bought his first Hardley-Abelson.

Buckskins Rule said...

I realize it's a preference thing...I just can't take going slow, except on the trail. Then I want to enjoy the view.

Buck, I'll stick to my One Horsepower. Less likely to creamed by a dump truck.

Rebecca said...

I went to a paint show a couple months ago to watch one of our girls at the barn do her first barrel race. She was the only real entry it turned out. The other horses were "pleasure horses" and watching their riders do the pattern was hilarious. Those horses did everything they could to swerve back to the rail and would only lope slowly thru the poles. I think the fastest one ran was in the 40s! They were puttin' me to sleep just watching them.

Jessica said...

Katie showed Western Pleasure for a couple years before we took her up to Slide and rode their cutting horses.

It was all over after that.

She always used to get in trouble with her WP coach, too. Seemed even the slow horses would speed up when she rode them.

Bar has learned to slow down for me, but he'll never do the Zombie Shuffle. Thank goodness!!