Originally Posted by Brian.Samson
Don't worry Shaun...
You could say 'Woe is me' or 'Woah' to make a horse slow it's pace, the two phrases are interchangeable to a horse.
How silly does skires feel now
How silly would the hero in the cowboy film look though jumping on that leading horse and shouting ...
" Woooooooooe is me "
Just wouldn't have worked.
( Not having a go at the lad's spelling ... just trying to take some tension out of a situation that didn't go as well as the OP may have hoped