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Moxie 06-24-2008 02:54 PM

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

Vidaloco 06-26-2008 09:41 PM

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.

Jubilee Rose 06-26-2008 10:08 PM

Do you mean something like a glossary? Cuz that would be a cool idea to have on here ...

Moxie 06-27-2008 01:57 AM


Originally Posted by Jubilee Rose
Do you mean something like a glossary? Cuz that would be a cool idea to have on here ...

Yea, I think it would be a cool addition to the other threads we have here. A place for new people to go to find out the meaning for a word or phrase, much like a glossary. lol.

So, lets all offer up some definitions as we know them!

Kirsti Arndt 06-27-2008 09:39 AM

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

Sara 06-27-2008 09:54 AM

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.

Vidaloco 06-27-2008 10:04 AM

Heres a couple that could be helpful

Parts of the horse

Parts of the hoof

Vidaloco 06-27-2008 10:06 AM

Shall we rename this just "horse terminology" and stick a sticky on it?

meggymoo 06-27-2008 10:08 AM

That sounds a great idea! It can be a quick reference then when needed. :D

Kirsti Arndt 06-27-2008 10:10 AM

heres a site for you

it has a full glossary of terms and tons of info

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