Good Resource for 'Lingo' - The Horse Forum

 11Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 24 Old 09-05-2013, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Post Good Resource for 'Lingo'

I am very lucky to have married into a very knowledgeable horse family who have taught me many things about managing and carrying for horses in such a short time. However, now that I am no longer classified to them as a beginner, I find that they and others use some terminology that I am unfamiliar with, as they assume that I have more knowledge then I do about 'basics' such as bit types (and in what situations to use each in), jump types (oxer, vertical, etc), as well as other types of tack (again and in what situation you would need them). I am the type of person that easily figures out things in context but does anyone know of a good resource to learn this sort of thing? I have a few books at home and was thinking of reading the Pony Club Handbooks as well (as I know they are tested on some of this stuff in their ratings).
PoloxGal is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 Old 09-05-2013, 12:47 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,269
• Horses: 3
Pony Club handbooks are good and probably one of your best resources. There is no one comprehensive set of books that will give you everything for which you're looking.
smrobs likes this.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #3 of 24 Old 09-06-2013, 08:44 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,753
• Horses: 1
Pony Club handbooks are often British centric - and can use different names etc. But still great!

You can also google lots of things, like bits, types of jumps etc.
Saskia is offline  
post #4 of 24 Old 09-06-2013, 08:56 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,112
• Horses: 24
Also, if there's anything that you want to ask about without feeling foolish in front of family, you can ask here as well. We have a very knowledgeable (and diverse) member base here, so basically any discipline, there is someone who is very experienced who is able/willing to answer questions about tack or training methods or any other "lingo" they might spring on you.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #5 of 24 Old 09-10-2013, 10:27 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Central MS
Posts: 1,380
• Horses: 2
I am still figure out the acronyms like TWH = Tennessee Walking Horse

But what is an OTTB?
EmilyJoy likes this.
jmike is offline  
post #6 of 24 Old 09-10-2013, 10:42 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Latvia
Posts: 1,384
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmike View Post
i am still figure out the acronyms like TWH = Tennessee Walking Horse

But what is an OTTB?
From what I gathered - Off the Track Thoroughbred.
smrobs and EmilyJoy like this.
Cherrij is offline  
post #7 of 24 Old 09-10-2013, 10:50 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: East Coast of Australia
Posts: 89
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cherrij View Post
From what I gathered - Off the Track Thoroughbred.
Exactly right!

And OTTSTB is Off The Track Standardbred (STB is short for the breed name).
EquineGirl1965 is offline  
post #8 of 24 Old 09-10-2013, 10:59 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Powhatan, Virginia
Posts: 877
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmike View Post
i am still figure out the acronyms like TWH = Tennessee Walking Horse

But what is an OTTB?

One of the best horses you will ever ride

To answer your question though, it means "off the track thoroughbred".
Meaning a Thoroughbred that has been retired from racing.
xlionesss is offline  
post #9 of 24 Old 09-10-2013, 11:56 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 334
• Horses: 0
I didn't know what OTTB was, either. In fact, I don't know a lot of "lingo" and I would love to learn. I suppose just exposing myself as much as I can to horse people and horses will help.
autumnheart is offline  
post #10 of 24 Old 09-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Central MS
Posts: 1,380
• Horses: 2
someone needs to make a horse acronym dictionary
jmike is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Resource Photos Horsesdontlie Art Requests 5 02-05-2013 01:15 PM
A good dressage resource? Eolith Dressage 1 02-18-2011 05:27 PM
Lingo tempest Horse Talk 8 09-24-2010 12:10 AM
horse lingo help tealamutt Natural Horsemanship 26 09-26-2009 05:17 AM
Horse Lingo Question Sunkissed28f Horse Talk 13 04-09-2008 06:54 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome