english equitation

“I’m just going to run to the barn real quick to turn my horse out...”

*Rode two horses, lunged, hand walked, clipped, bathed, pulled manes, wrapped tails, cleaned tack, polished boots, fed supplements*

*crawls back to car, falls asleep, wakes up, drives home*

My Favorite George Morris Quotes

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”

“I hope you’re clapping for the horse, because the rider doesn’t deserve it.”

“Cluck and use your spur; don’t pump! You look like an ape in labor in the top limb of a tree.”

“I don’t need gadgets. I have legs. I have a seat. I have hands.”

“They can buy palaces, they can buy the best horses, they can buy the best trainers, but they can’t buy a seat… they can’t buy that. They have to earn it.”

“Get your hands out of your lap: it’s equitation, not masturbation!”

“Don’t be afraid to show off on course. You will be rewarded for brilliance. Not reckless brilliance, but natural brilliance. Don’t be a sheep.”

“Lateral work gets the horse round from behind. He’s dancing from behind… Like Miley Cyrus, dancing with his hind end.”

“There is no such thing as an impossible distance. Make it work.”