Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Get back on the horse!

 To continue trying something that you had difficulty with in the past. To try again at something that you failed, quit or stopped. Getting back on a horse that you have fallen off could be literal or figurative! 

1. When English students have difficulty and feel frustrated with their progress, some give up. Some wait for a better time to take up classes again… while others get back on the horse immediately and keep trying. 

2. “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” – A great and popular expression which encourages people to get back on the horse when they fail. What have you “failed” at that you would like to try again? 

3. When you have a scary experience while learning to do something – like learning to drive, riding a horse or a maneuver in any kind of extreme sports - they say that it is important to get back on the horse as soon as possible, because the longer you leave it, the more difficult it will be (psychologically) to try again. 

4. When someone hasn't been in a relationship for a long time, often their friends tell them that they need to get back on the horse and find a boyfriend or girlfriend. 

5. Is there a hobby, sport or activity that you haven't been involved in for some time? Are you planning to get back on the horse

6. There is a movie called "Soul Surfer" (A true story), where a teenage girl is attacked by a shark while surfing and loses an arm. After recovery, she is determined to get back on the horse and continue surfing. 

7. George Foreman, former two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, after 10 years of not even putting on his boxing gloves, decided to get back on the horse… and at age 45 won his 2nd world title! 

8. Many people start very well… and then after a period “fall off the wagon”… especially with New Year’s Resolutions (such as going on a diet). Hopefully they get back on the horse sooner rather than later. 


  1. Anything you need to get back on the horse with in 2014?

  2. I'm allways getting back in the horse in order to learn to speak english. I find it this blog is a good tool to improve my english speaking.

  3. I'm happy to hear that João! When you fall off the horse just get right back on!