A young woman from New York was driving through a remote part of Texas when
her car broke down. An American Indian on horseback soon came along and offered
her a ride to a nearby town. She climbed up behind him on the horse and they
The ride was uneventful, except that every few minutes the Indian would shout
out a wild "Ye-e-e-e-e-ha-a-a-" so loud that it echoed off the surrounding
When they arrived in town, he let her off at the local service station, she
expressed her thanks, and he yelled a final "Ye-e-e-e-e-ha-a-a!" and rode off.
"Why was that Indian so excited?" asked the service station attendant. "I don't
know. I just rode behind him on the horse with my arms around his waist and
holding onto the saddle horn so that I wouldn't fall off," the woman answered.
"Lady," the attendant said, "Indians don't use saddles."