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The Barcelona Olympics

Category: Gaggle of Groaners listserv, Rated G

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At the Olympics in Barcelona, some of the locals were entered in equestrian events. Other contestants were surprised to note that the Spanish riders guided their horses with so much slack in the reins that they actually hung down across the horses’ necks.

When asked why they preferred such a relaxed stance, the locals proudly announced, “The reins in Spain fall plainly on the mane.”

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