Lola’s songs worked great. I played them in the grooming stall before lessons. I played them at the stalls before the show. I even sang parts of them to her. “I met her in bar down in old Soho …” kept us at a walk more than once. “Her name was Lola …” would get us started trotting. By the time I got to “… yellow feathers in her hair …” we would be sorted out.
Now, I’m compiling a second motivational mix tape/playlist for general use and for horses who don’t have their own songs. “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf is an obvious choice. I’m looking for others. Please note, I have the music ability of a pat of butter, so the beat must be unmistakable. Lyrics will stick in my mind better than orchestral music. With the exception of, say, the 1812 Overture. Even I can remember that tune.
Whatcha got for me?
(45 cover image from Wikipedia entry.)