Have you met the German Riding Instructor?

The German Riding Instructor

Ronny Reimer, aka the German Riding Instructor, is bringing his own brand of humor poking fun at the hunter/jumper circuit in the U.S., one video at a time. Reimer, who runs RCR Equestrian, can be followed on Facebook as his alter ego. Or at RCR Equestrian. Here are two that had me laughing out loud. […]

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Because Everyone Loves a Talking Horse

Mr. Ed, the talking horse, was a staple of my childhood. The series ran from 1961 to 1966 — so I must have watched it a bit later than that, but I was still young enough for it to be magical. And not entirely unbelievable. “A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and […]

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Another Geoffrey Adventure

Geoffrey

One of the things that brightens my non-riding days is . . . watching other people having fun riding horses. Yes, that seems masochistic, even to me, but I’ve been watching the Longines Jumper Series (broadcast live over YouTube by the HorseNetwork) religiously, gasping at the height of some of the jumps. And, I’ve been […]

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Hang on Tight!

Okay, I’ve never fallen off, but I’ve come pretty darned close. At the end of a hunt when your legs are week a good shake can make you loose.

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Rules for dating an Equestrian

Copied from Facebook. Many nuggets of truth here! Rules for dating/marrying an equestrian: They WILL have layers of clothes and muddy boots….either provide a place for them to drop these things or don’t whine about the mess. Expensive tack is still cheaper than the horse and human medical bills that can result from cheap tack. […]

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Unicorn Hair

Now if the girls doing the hobby horse competitions could just up their game a bit, I think Unicorn hair would be the way to go.

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The trials of selling a horse

I haven’t sold many horses but this looks exceedingly, distressingly familiar. The best was when someone came to try a horse I had for sale, rode her, loved her and then asked if I would let her go as a free lease. Um, no. I know it’s hard to find a good horse to buy, […]

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