How to Ride a Horse

From "The Reluctant Dragon"

Release Date : June 20, 1941


Aided by his horse, Percy, Goofy takes horsemanship to a new level.


Percy, the Horse


Asst. Director
Lou Debney
Edwin Aardal
Steve Bosustow
Chester Cobb
George de Beeson
Andy Engman
Edwin Fourcher
Russ Dyson
Merle T. Cox


United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 6 : More Sport Goofy
Goofy Over Sports
Goofys Lustige Olympiade
Goofys Lustige Sportschau
Goofys Lustige Sportschau
Donald et Dingo allias Goofy Champions Olympiques
Pippo Olimpionico
Pippo Star delle Olimpiadi


United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 5


Cartoon Classics : More Sport Goofy
Goofy's All Star Olympics
Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studio


United States
Disney Treasures : Behind the Scenes at the Walt Disney Studios
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 7 : Extreme Adventure Fun
A Goofy Movie
Abenteur Spass Superstars
Sports Spass Superstars
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 7 : Extreme Adventure Fun


Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 6
Walt Disney Presents: The Goofy Success Story

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.


From Baruch Weiss : Nice short,but I'm not a fan of horse back riding.
From Trae Robinson : Like The Art Of Self-Defense, There's a scene in this cartoon where Goofy goes in slow motion to repeat his actions. Tennis Racquet was the last Goofy short to have a slow motion gag.
From Bryan Hensley : Confucius say: The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man. Poor Goofy had a hard time getting the hang of horseback-riding. Horses aren't always dumb, just ask Percy the horse! (Boy, was he angry when the narrator said horses are dumb animals!) Goofy was messing up over and over, and Percy couldn't help but laugh his head off. At the end, when the narrator mentioned the stable, he ran right into it, making Goofy try to stop scuffing the ground until he crashed into the stable gate! Mixing up lefts and rights of your body and your surroundings can bore even the silliest of people and animals! For some reason, this short had an unrestored cut in volume 7 of Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites collection. The longer short it came with, The Reluctant Dragon, was equally unrestored in both It's A Small World of Fun volume 4 and Disney's Animation Collection volume 6! At least the second disc I mentioned had it uncut, as far as I could tell. That version had end credits! Both shorts are still good to me, and I hope you enjoy them!

Referenced Comments