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SouthernTrails 07-12-2010 09:51 AM

Horse Terminology
Hock - the financial condition of all horse owners.

Stall - what your trailer rig does at rush hour in an unfamiliar city on the way to a big horse show.

A bit - what you have left in your pocket after you've been to your favorite tack shop.

Fence - a decorative structure built to provide your horse with something to chew on.

Horse auction - what you think of having after your horse bucks you off.

Pinto - a green coat pattern found on freshly washed light-colored horses left unattended for 2 minutes in a pasture.

Well-mannered - a horse that hasn't stepped on, bitten or kicked any human for a week.

Rasp - an abrasive metal tool used to remove excess skin from one's knuckles.

Lunging - popular training method in which a horse exercises the human by spinning them in circles until dizzy.

Gallop - customary gait a horse chooses when returning back to the barn.

Nicely started - the horse lunges but there is not enough health insurance in the world to even think about riding him.

Colic - gastrointestinal distress in people after eating food at horse fairs and shows.

Colt - what your mare gives you when you want a filly.

Easy to load - only takes 3 hours, 4 men, a 50 lb. bag of oats, and a tractor with a loader.

Easy to catch - in a 10 x 10 stall, that is.

Easy rider - rides good in a trailer, not to be confused with "rideable."

Endurance ride - end result when your horse spooks and runs away with you.

Hives - what you get when you receive the vet bill for your horse.

Hobbles - walking gait of a human after their foot has been stepped on by a horse.

Feed - expensive substance used to manufacture manure.

Dog house - what you are in when you spend too much money on grooming supplies and pretty halters.

Light cribber - we can't afford to build any more fencing or box stalls for this buzz saw on 4 legs.

A 3 Gaited horse - a horse that trips, stumbles and falls.


CharliGirl 07-12-2010 11:44 AM

Haha, these are great!

EquestrianHollywood 07-14-2010 10:37 AM

Those were hilarious. My personal favorite was 'light cribber' :D

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