Glossary of Horse Terms
- Hock: Financial condition of all horse owners.
- Stall: What your 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: 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: Green coat pattern found on freshly washed light colored horses left unattended for 2 minutes.
- Well Mannered: Hasn't stepped on, bitten, or kicked anyone for a week.
- Rasp: Abrasive metal tool used to remove excess skin from ones knuckles.
- Lunging: Popular training method in which a horse exercises their owner by spinning them in circles until dizzy.
- Gallop: Customary gait a horse chooses when returning back to the barn.
- Nicely Started: Lunges, but not enough health insurance to even think about riding him.
- Colic: Gastro-intestinal result of eating at horse fair food stands.
- Colt: What your mare gives you when you want a filly.
- Easy to Load: Only takes 3 hours, 4 men, a 50lb bag of oats, and a tractor with loader.
- Easy to Catch: In a 10x10 stall.
- Easy Rider: Rides good in a trailer; not to be confused with "ride-able".
- Endurance Ride: End result when your horse spooks and runs away with you.
- Hives: What you get when receive the vet bill for your 6 horses, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 1 donkey.
- Hobbles: Walking gait of a horse owner after their foot has been stepped on by their 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 anymore fencing or box stalls for this buzz saw on four legs.
- Three Gaited Horse: A horse that. 1) trips, 2) stumbles, 3) falls.