A lady from out East had ridden the railroad across the country and got off the train in a small town in the old Wild West to take a break during her long and arduous journey.
While she was there, she thought that she would be adventurous and take a horseback ride so she could experience some of the Wild West for herself, having heard so much about it on her long journey.
She went across the street to the Livery Stable and told the groom who was there what she wanted.
“Can you get me a nice gentle pony?”, she asked him.
“Sure”, said the groom. “What kind of a saddle do you want, English or Western?”
“What’s the difference?” asked the lady, confused and not aware that there were different kinds of saddles.
“Well”, the groom said, “the Western saddle has a horn on it”.
The lady replied, “If the traffic is so thick here in the mountains that I need a horn on my saddle, I don’t believe I want to go riding after all”.
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