Hock - the financial condition of all horse owners.
Stall - what your trailer rig does at rush hour in an unfamiliar city on the way to a big horse show.
A bit - what you have left in your pocket after you've been to your favorite tack shop.
Fence - a decorative structure built to provide your horse with something to chew on.
Horse auction - what you think of having after your horse bucks you off.
Pinto - a green coat pattern found on freshly washed light-colored horses left unattended for 2 minutes in a pasture.
Well-mannered - a horse that hasn't stepped on, bitten or kicked any human for a week.
Rasp - an abrasive metal tool used to remove excess skin from one's knuckles.
Lunging - popular training method in which a horse exercises the human by spinning them in circles until dizzy.
Gallop - customary gait a horse chooses when returning back to the barn.
Nicely started - the horse lunges but there is not enough health insurance in the world to even think about riding him.
Colic - gastrointestinal distress in people after eating food at horse fairs and shows.
Colt - what your mare gives you when you want a filly.
Easy to load - only takes 3 hours, 4 men, a 50 lb. bag of oats, and a tractor with a loader.
Easy to catch - in a 10 x 10 stall, that is.
Easy rider - rides good in a trailer, not to be confused with "rideable."
Endurance ride - end result when your horse spooks and runs away with you.
Hives - what you get when you receive the vet bill for your horse.
Hobbles - walking gait of a human after their foot has been stepped on by a horse.
Feed - expensive substance used to manufacture manure.
Dog house - what you are in when you spend too much money on grooming supplies and pretty halters.
Light cribber - we can't afford to build any more fencing or box stalls for this buzz saw on 4 legs.
A 3 Gaited horse - a horse that trips, stumbles and falls.
May all your Trails be happy and safe ones