Editor's Note: Every so often, someone writes an erstwhile useful how-to around a proverb or a saying of some kind. Over at wikiHow, they do like to have more useful contribs from all comers, but as they say, you can lead a horse to water, but…well, you know the ending!
How to Lead a Horse to WaterEver wondered about that old phrase, "You can lead a horse to water?" Well I can tell you how.
1. Acquire Horse.
2. Find Water.
Note that Steps 1 and 2 can be interchanged but must both be completed before the next step.
3. Grab Reigns.
4. Pull on Reigns and walk in direction of water.
5. Note… if course varies, pull on reigns more strongly in direction of water.
6. GETTING HORSE TO DRINK IS ANOTHER STORY.
7. I have submerged my horse's head several times in aforementioned water, only to have drowned 6 horses.
The moral of my story is, YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER, BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE IT DRINK.
* Really a Jim Jones perspective, but LEADING is easy, DRINKING is tough.
* If horse dies of dehydration in transit, thou shalt be dragging-a-dead-horse, which is rather tiresome, and dead horses don't drink.
Article added: 27 July 2009
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