you are new to the horse world, there is so much to learn. I have put this
horse terms glossary together, so you can learn some of the horse and pony
Horse and pony meanings.
Energy created by the rider using legs and seat. A rider needs to create impulsion when approaching a fence to jump.
Animals that are closely related to each other. For example mating of the dam (mother) to a son or a brother to a sister or sire to a daughter.
This is controlling a horse from the ground.In
the show ring, there are specific classes for horses in hand.
These are the Stirrups which you put your feet into on an English saddle. They are known as stirrup irons or irons for short.
There are many different types of irons available. They range in price, with some very expensive.
This is designed to prevent the reins going over the horse's head if the rider falls off, or the horse falls at a fence.
Special trousers designed for a comfortable fitting.Jodhpurs’ vary in design and price, with well known top brands, costing a few hundred pounds.
This term is a slow trot. It is also a pace in Western riding.
In show jumping ,if you jump a clear round, you usually go against the clock in the second round, over a shortened course that is timed.
The rider and horse who jumps clear and has the fastest time is the winner of the class.
The winner is the rider who has completed the course in the fastest time, with the least amount of faults.
Jockeys are small lumps of grease, that can be found on a horse's tack.
Tack needs to be cleaned correctly in order to prevent "jockeys".
This is a small leather loop on a strap through which the end of the strap is put to keep it flat and tidy.There are several keepers on a horse bridle.
This is the joint, which is halfway down the foreleg (front leg).
A ridden horse that will kick out at other horses, that pass by.
A red ribbon tied to the tail will indicate that the horse kicks, and riders, generally keep away.
This horse bit is used with a curb chain. The next step up from a kimblewick would be a Pelham bit.
This is used on a horse that has bruising, strains or foot injuries. It can be applied hot or cold.
There are other types of poultice- Bran and Epsom salts, animalintex and glycerine and Epsom salts.
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