Phrases, Idioms, Sayings: You Can Lead a Horse…

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There is an old adage about leading a horse to water, but not being able to make the horse drink.

For some reason, this saying has stuck with me. For several years, it kept coming up. The explorer in me kept asking, “Why and why not?” So, I finally added a part to make it work, to make it complete. After using it in conversation dozens of times, I have not run across anyone who heard the add-on before. So, there is a decent probability that it is original.

In any event, here it is. Would love to hear any thoughts, comments, or questions.

You can lead a horse to water…and you cannot make them drink…however, you can make the horse thirsty.


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