Horse Terminology/ Ask or add one
I was wondering, is there a horse Terminology thread out there? I have searched and couldn't find anything, did I do it wrong? For someone who is new to the horse world, some terms are confusing to me. You know, what is gaited? How do you know if a horse is hot? Or even changing rein on the diagonal? Those are just examples of course, but you guys get what I'm trying to say.
I'd be nice to have a cheat sheet! lol
The is usually someone on here who will answer any terminology questions you might have. We all love to show off our horsey knowledge :wink: I ask my share of questions especially in the english riding stuff. If someone is posting about a topic your not sure about, just jump right in and ask what their talking about, I do :) We all had to start somewhere.
Do you mean something like a glossary? Cuz that would be a cool idea to have on here ...
So, lets all offer up some definitions as we know them!
try entering "engish riding terminology or british equitation in yahoo and see what you get.
Hot -is a good term, it means a horse full of energy or one that is high strung or nervous you may hear people talking about feeding a hot horse =no sugars or sweet feeds ect
also can mean
Hot bloods =TB's &Arabians
Warmbloods=sport horses, hackneys and hoelsteiners (sp???)
Cold bloods =Draft horses
Just a quick clarification, drafts are not the only coldbloods. Many native European pony breeds are considered coldbloods, and there are certainly coldblood horses, like the Fjord and Icelandic. Think of it more as any breed that has had no significant contact with the hotblooded eastern horses, like arabs. Coldbloods are often characterized by a robust, stocky build and calm temperment.
Heres a couple that could be helpful
Parts of the horse
Parts of the hoof
Shall we rename this just "horse terminology" and stick a sticky on it?
That sounds a great idea! It can be a quick reference then when needed. :D
heres a site for you
it has a full glossary of terms and tons of info
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