Side Saddle – I Will Survive!

Equestrian Reaity

To the tune of ‘I will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor

At first I was excited, slightly terrified

Heading down to Co.  Meath for my first sidesaddle ride

I spent oh so many hours thinking how it could go wrong

I might fall off, the horse might be way too strong

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But it was great craic, I didn’t fall on my face

Once I’d climbed up on the horse I tried out almost every pace

I know afterwards I’d be in a jock but it was all so worry free

And thanks to Susan Oakes we even jumped a fence or three!

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It was time to go, we walked out the door, but the problem now

Was I was dying to do some more

Wasn’t I the one who thought I’d never get to give it a try?

I thought I’d be awful, I thought if I tried to jump I’d die

Photo by Harriet Byrne

Photo by Harriet Byrne

But then I knew that I , I would survive

Oh, as long as I could just hang on, I’d probably stay alive

My muscles they were killing me, my arse was very sore

But I survived, yeah I survived.

Photo by Verity O'Mahony

Photo by Verity O’Mahony

The day I went on my first hack was my second start

I borrowed a saddle and a habit that I loved with all my heart

And I spent oh so many euro getting training for myself

I learned to try, and to hold my head up high

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And you see me, I’m kinda new

The short girl on the orange train who was riding out with you

We did some showing classes won a championship or three

I knew then that this side saddle lark had a serious hold on me

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We did a display, at Borris house, that was pretty class now

And the horse doesn’t mind gunshot anymore

And I have learned what to do when the horse is scared and shy

Put her up beside her Ralphy, and she realises we won’t die

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Oh no because I , I will survive

Thanks to my emergency grip I know I’ll stay alive

I’ve so many things to buy, so many adventures still to live

I will survive, I will survive, oh

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Go on now, go, give it a go, just book yourself in now

And I won’t be the newbie anymore

Weren’t you the one who said you always wanted to try?

Don’t chicken out and crumble, it makes me want to cry.

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Oh, no, not I, I will survive

I’m hoping 2014 will be another year to thrive

Sure with the help of Ciara and Verity I’ll have the best wardrobe there is

And I’ll survive, I will survive, I will survive!

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Posted on December 18, 2013, in General, Showing, Side Saddle, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Absolutely adore this – I prob shouldn’t have read it before going to bed though as will have Gloria Gaynor/Side Saddle dreams now!

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