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That master of all activities, Goofy, shows us the basics of riding a horse, from selecting the proper clothes, to mounting, the basic gaits, jumping, and walking the horse back to the stable (until the horse hears the word "stable", that is). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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24 February 1950 (USA)  »

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Narrator: No truer has ever been uttered than those of Confucius, or some other philosopher, who said, "The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man."
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Disney and Goofy go horse-riding
10 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Even when the How to...series is not at its best they are still fun to watch. If you want 7 minutes of entertainment, How to Ride a Horse will fit the bill nicely. It's not one of the best of the series, the story and a couple of the gags are quite routine and predictable and I agree that a little more material was needed with some of the middle feeling thin. How to Ride a Horse is a beautifully drawn Disney short with lots of lush colours and inventive visuals in the gags and how the characters express themselves. The music is very characterful and charming, and while there are funnier How to...shorts in the series the best of the gags here are very nicely done and amusing. The narration is droll and thoughtful, as ever managing to entertain and inform, and John McLeish narrates with energy and great sardonic humour. He was absent for a few shorts before this and was missed, which says a lot for how much he adds to the shorts. Goofy is instantly likable and funny and Percy the foil was a very well-contrasted supporting character, his reactions to Goofy's ineptitude and his response to the narrator calling horses dumb make for some really nicely-pitched comedy. Overall, solid and entertaining but not exceptional. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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