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    01-13-2012, 10:20 PM
No such thing as run
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    01-13-2012, 10:29 PM
Originally Posted by HorseLovinLady    
This is something i've always wondered what in the world does over at the knee mean?
It's a conformation thing.

I can give you a link: Leg Set: Its Effect on Action and Soundness of Horses

I don't know much about conformation but that helped me :)
    01-15-2012, 12:29 PM
Scopey refers to a horse's ability to adjust stride or to jump from any distance; also refers to horse's ability to jump a a big fence. It does not refer to jumping form or "tuck." It is possible for a scopey horse to jump a big fence without a hunter perfect front end as long as they have the adjustablility of stride/ability to jump from any distance.

Over at the knee is the same as buck kneed in the following diagram (Back at the knee is the same as calf-kneed) -
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    01-21-2012, 02:34 PM
Didn't read the whole thread, sorry - it's long! But here's some I made up because there didn't seem to be any words for them out there :)

Flumping - a novice rider jumping in the most ungainly manner - often with many lost stirrups and bouncing.

Floopin' - riding for the sake of it, not doing much. Often seen with teenagers. (Not always!! But several I know of!)

Dimpsy - the time when it's not light or dark - between day and sunset. Riding out at this time tends to result in being lost in darkness.

Ego-bouncing - insisting that one's horse is hard to ride so that one can be considered a "good" rider.

Exploring - another term for "We got lost :/"

Bailing out - Jumping off a horse mid-gallop after a logical thought of "If I stay on, there is too high a likelihood of death.. I'm out!!"

These are mine, anyway - feel free to use, or scoff at :)
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    01-21-2012, 02:41 PM
Huntseat - think it's the seat commonly taken when hunting - similar to xc?? I could be wrong though..

On the vertical - When the horse's face is looked at in profile, it's at a 90 degree angle to the ground, hence the face appears vertical.

On the bit - trickier. Basically when the horse is working through it's body, and the contact with the bit (Depending on the quality of the rider's hands!!) is helping to recycle the energy from the hindquarters back through, so that the horse can power forward engaging it's hind end, and not just drag itself along.
That's my understanding of it anyway - have heard other definitions though.
    01-27-2012, 04:24 AM
Green Broke

Thanks maura and sky!
    01-27-2012, 03:15 PM
Another one; Is a horses brain the size of a walnut?

I have heard it said about a million times, but I don't believe it...
    01-27-2012, 04:27 PM
Brain size

It depends. Some horses have a brain the size of a pea but yes, others have one the size of a walnut or even bigger.
    01-27-2012, 05:21 PM
Originally Posted by eliduc    
It depends. Some horses have a brain the size of a pea but yes, others have one the size of a walnut or even bigger.
A Pea? Erm...
    01-28-2012, 08:26 PM
Originally Posted by eliduc    
It depends. Some horses have a brain the size of a pea but yes, others have one the size of a walnut or even bigger.
That's a very common myth. It's FAR bigger than a pea and definitely bigger than a walnut.

Here is a website with photos of a dissection.
Necropsy: Equine Head Dissection - Cristy Cumberworth Equine Photography

I found the photos interesting.

I'm currently taking an Equine Behavior class and some other myths we talked about were:

-Horses do not think
-Horses have no sense of concept
-Horses are colorblind
-Horses can not transfer information from one eye to the other
These are not true.

Another interesting fact is that horses can actually see better in overcast conditions rather than sunny. This has to do with the high proportion of rods and cones 20:1. And they have excellent night vision.

I enjoy this class haha

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