A friend was taking her horse drag-hunting for the day, but was running a bit late, so she left a note pinned to the front door asking her dad to bring a few extra items with him. He arrived home to find the postman reading the note on the door with great interest. The note read:
Please bring Vaseline, Vodka & Large Carrot. Thanks :-)
People in the horsey world will understand this perfectly.
- Vaseline - for horses lips where it touched the bit and for the legs to protect them when they brush through hedges
- Vodka - for the hip flask and dutch courage as while riding round
- Large carrot - as a treat for the horse at the end of the day.
However I can imagine it raising a few eyebrows in the wider, non-horsey, world :-)
Like I said, it's all about the context.