Rosie it is indeed a foreign language. I have had to learn a lot of it if only to avoid confusion and save time!!! I will forever refuse to call my lawn and garden a yard. I WILL educate these people on that one!!!!
My husband still laughs about the first lesson I had here when the trainer told me to halt (on the rail - I guessed that one) and reverse. I asked my horse to rein back (seemed to translate OK) and she did it very nicely. No that wasnt good enough, we repeated the exercise several times, I was almost accused of riding like a beginner, I thought our rein back was really good. I told trainer that if she could do better then she should show me so she I got off and she got on and she turned the horse around and set off in the other direction
Why did I not understand what 'reverse on the rail meant?
I call them either bunnyhug or hoodie. Didn't think it was a regional thing/slag only to Sask. But then again I grew up in Sask as are many others that transplant themselves to Alberta,maybe it just crossed the boarder with us:)