What do these 'horsey' words/terms mean please??
Hi, I'm new here and I wouldn't so much as call myself a 'beginner' rather a 'learner' - I'm working in a Livery every day and learning about bringing the horses in, feeding them, grooming them, putting on and taking off their coats, tacking up, shodding, hoof care etc and although I've been riding on and off since I was 8 (I'm 35 now) I still have LOADS to learn regarding riding (I think riding every Saturday in a school with 20 other people and being led round didnt teach me the skills I needed)
Thus far, most of what I've learnt is from reading how to do it or watching it on youtube but their are things I don't understand like -'bring your horse forward' etc I don't know exactly what they mean by this.
I hope this is ok but I've made a note of the things I've come across on this forum (I've been reading loads on here since I joined a couple days ago) that I don't understand - would someone be kind enough to explain - all help is really gratefully appreciated xxx
1. Bring forward
3. How can you tell if the horses 'gait' is good or bad
4. Coming off the rail
5. What exactly is 'contact' - how do I keep it?
6. Turning on forehand and haunches
8. How can I tell if my horse is on the wrong lead
9. What is difference between Western and English riding