When someone is selling a horse as "green broke," to me that means they can be ridden, but only have gas/brakes/steering, and are unpredictable because they don't have the miles to have established good habits.
When I'm reading sale ads (not on here, but on other sites), "green broke" sounds a lot more like "bucking horse" - can't be ridden, horrid manners, and has maybe been saddled once - aka dangerous.
What do you expect a "green" horse to be capable of?
Is there a difference between disciplines on what "green" means?
Not really a terminology question as much as the first, but anyway...
I see all kinds of older horses (15+, 20+, 25+) listed and the ads have the same phrase in common -
"Horse is xx years old, but he acts like a 5 year old!!!1!"
Is that just code for hyper?
Like a dog that "needs room to run?"