Card Set Information
Terms Spring 2012
The legs, hands,weight and voice, as used in controlling a horse.
A white marking on the face, including the eyes and the nostrils or a portion thereof.
Refusal to go/move.
A mare that is not in foal.
Anatomical reference to either 1) the space between the incisors and the molars in the mouth or 2) the angles along the sides of the frog on the bottom of the hoof.
Standing with front or rear feet closer together than shoulder or hip width.
Standing with front of rear feet wider apart than shoulder or hip width.
Rubber protective boots that area bell-shaped, fitting over the coronet bands and down on the hoof.
The practice of artificially altering the teeth of older horses in an attempt to make them appear younger.
A broad white marking covering most of the forehead and running down the face, but not including the eyes and nostrils.
Abnormalities that do
affect the serviceability of the horse.
An attachment to the bridle or hood, designed to restrict the vision of the horse from the sides and rear and to focus the vision forward.
An irritant applied as a treatment for unsoundness and blemishes.
Hair that is clean and of healthy texture.
1) Eating too fast. 2) Breaking away from the rider or handler in an out-of-control manner.
Protective covering for the legs or feet, generally used when exercising. Some types of boots are used for balance and alteration of gaits.
The braided rawhide or rope noseband of a hackamore.
An equine parasite, where the adult is an external parasite and the larval stage is an internal parasite.
Standing wider at the knees than the feet.
A permanent mark used as a means of identification.
1) An inappropriate change of gait. 2) Training the horse to wear tack and be ridden/driven.
A training workout in racing in which a horse runs at near racing speeds for short distances.
The correct name for the snaffle bit in the full bridle.
A mare kept for breeding or reproductive purposes.
Striking the fetlock with the opposite hoof, which can result in either roughing the fetlock hair or in an actual injury.
Springing with a quick leap, arching the back, and descending with the forelegs rigid and the head held as low as possible.
Standing with the knees too far forward.
Standing with the knees too far back; directly opposite to buck-kneed or knee-sprung.
Grips on the bottom of a horseshoe, designed to prevent slipping.
A slow, three-beat gait in which two diagonal legs are paired, thereby producing a single beat which falls between the successive beats of the other unpaired legs.
Refers to a horse's falling or laying down close to a wall or fence so that it cannot get up without assistance.
A strap coupling the bit of a bridle to the harness back band to keep the head up and in position.
1) the horny growth on the inside of the horse's legs, above the knees and below the hocks. 2) A reddish to brown coat color.
Girth of a Western saddle.
A term indicating that there are no blemishes or unsoundness on the legs.
Lacking in quality, common.
A close-coupled horse, heavy boned, and muscular, but with quality, and not so heavy or coarse as to be a draft animal. A cob is usually small, standing under 15 hands.
The bone of the foot of a horse, enclosed within the hoof.
A test for diagnosing equine inffectious anemia. (E.I.A)