Tuesday

Z is for Zipping Up for a Zigzag in the Zoup



Z is for Zipping Up for a Zigzag in the Zoup.

Zedonk may be a cross between a zebra and a donkey, but it’s also the sound you make soon after climbing upon a horse in a spiffy new pair of leather full-seat breeches or custom chaps on a muddy day.

Zoom. And zplat.

And that’s the end of those stylish riding clothes. Bet ya feel like a zadonk now!

The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.

For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law,  which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."

Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.

Image/s:
Western flair
Smithsonian Institute vintage photo 
public domain
Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
Adapted from public domain clipart

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Monday

Y is for Yearning for Youth



Y is for Yearning for Youth.


Yesterday, we were all younger. And young riders do tend to bounce right back, even if they tumble from their horses. The rest of us simply crumble.

The late celebrity cowboy and songster Roy Rogers has been widely credited with this pithy saying: “When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re older, you splatter.”

Oh, yes.


We who are a bit past our youth are not yellow. We’re just not quite ready to go all the way yonder, when our horses refuse to yield.


The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.

For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law,  which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."

Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.

Image/s:
Flying Lessons by Thowra_UK
Creative Commons Licensing Photos
Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
Adapted from public domain clipart

Feel free to follow on GooglePlus and Twitter. You are also invited to join this writer's fan page, as well as the Chicago Etiquette Examiner, Madison Holidays Examiner, Equestrian Examiner and Madison Equestrian Examiner on Facebook.

 


Saturday

X is for eXquisite eXpenditures



X is for eXquisite eXpenditures.

Horses have good taste, and they know. Extravagant leather tack always tastes better than rough-cut everyday training tack. The more bling, the better.

For ages, horsemen and horsewomen have pondered questions like:  Why won’t my horse chew on that grungy old bridle with the tarnished conchos, so I can justify buying a new one?

A near runner-up to a brand-new bridle or a fancy leather show halter, to a chew-happy horse, is always a freshly cleaned and conditioned one.

Maybe fresh leather simply tastes as good as it smells.


The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.

For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law,  which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."

Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.
 
Image/s:

Paso Fino in Tack 
by Arsdelicata 
Creative Commons Licensing Photos 
Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
Adapted from public domain clipart

Feel free to follow on GooglePlus and Twitter. You are also invited to join this writer's fan page, as well as the Chicago Etiquette Examiner, Madison Holidays Examiner, Equestrian Examiner and Madison Equestrian Examiner on Facebook.


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