Using Horse Jokes to Spice Up Your Unmounted Horsemanship Lessons

Updated on July 31, 2018

Unmounted Lessons are Important, but Hard to Plan !!

All of us instructors know how important it is to get our students out in the barn for unmounted horsemanship lessons. In my humble opinion, there is no shame in adding a little fun and games to keep them excited about coming back for more!

The horses are having fun, why can't we ?
The horses are having fun, why can't we ? | Source

How to Use the Jokes as a Fun Icebreaker or Team Building Activity

I'm always working on fun and games to jazz up our unmounted horsemanship sessions, whether it be rainy day lessons or unmounted sessions at summer camp.

I can't claim these jokes as my own I spent a long cold winter afternoon digging them up all over the internet.

I have used them in many different ways. As simple as sitting in a circle someone reads a joke and then whoever raises their hand first answers.

We have divided into teams and had them ask each other the jokes and kept scores for each team.

You can do a team version where it is like a combination of charades and Pictionary. Where teams take a turn telling the jokes and the other team has to either act out the answer or draw it on a whiteboard.

My personal favorite so far is writing the jokes on one set of cards and the answers on another set and give them a certain amount of time to figure out what goes with what. They can each play individually or play on teams.

If these aren't enough the internet has a lot more where these came from. You could even see if the kids could come up with the jokes themselves and then play.

Peanut is laughing at the big horses because they can't fit inside the hay ring to get the last scraps out !
Peanut is laughing at the big horses because they can't fit inside the hay ring to get the last scraps out ! | Source

Here Are The Jokes

Q: Why did the man stand behind the horse?
A: He was hoping to get a kick out of it

Q: What is a horses favorite state?
A: Neighbraska

Q: What do you call a well-balanced horse?
A: Stable.

Q: What kind of horses go out after dusk?
A: Nightmares!

Q: How do you know when a pony is sick?
A: It's a little hoarse

Q: Which side of the horse has the most hair?
A: The outside!

Q: When does the person living next to you get annoying?
A: When he is NEIGH-BORED.

Q: What street do horses live on?
A: Mane St.

Q: When do vampires like horse racing?
A: When it's neck and neck.

Q: What did the momma say to the foal?
A: Its pasture your bedtime

Q: What did the waiter say to the horse?
A: I can't take your order. That's not my stable.

Q: What's the quickest way to mail a little horse?
A: Use the Pony Express.

Q: What did one horse say to the other horse?
A: The pace is familiar but I can't remember the mane

There Are A Lot More Where These Came From

This is just a small sample of the horse jokes you can find online. Depending on the size of your group you may need to dig up some more. You won't have any trouble finding more if need be.

Tiny and Jellybean playing their daily game of follow the leader
Tiny and Jellybean playing their daily game of follow the leader | Source

Make it Your Own and Have Fun

Hopefully, you and your students will enjoy these jokes, however, you end up using them. You'll get a few good laughs, I promise!

Now that's what I call horsing around ! Cool was having a grand old time!
Now that's what I call horsing around ! Cool was having a grand old time! | Source


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