Glossary of Horse Terms

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by Sonrise Farm, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    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: Gastrointestinal 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.

    To induce labor in a mare? Take a nap.
    To cure equine constipation? Load them in a clean trailer.
    To cure equine insomnia? Take them in a halter class.
    To get a horse to stay very calm and laid back? Enter them in a liberty class.
    To get a horse to wash their own feet? Clean the water trough and fill it with fresh water.
    To get a mare to come in heat? Take her to a show.
    To get a mare in foal the first cover? Let the wrong stallion get out of his stall.
    To make sure that a mare has that beautiful, perfectly marked foal you always wanted? Sell her before she foals.
    To get a show horse to set up perfect and really stretch? Get him out late at night or anytime no one is a round to see him.
    To induce a cold snap in the weather? Clip a horse.
    To make it rain? Mow a field of hay.
    To make a small fortune in the horse business? Start with a large one.
  2. Hailee's Herd

    Hailee's Herd New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Very funny. :wink: :ROFL: :slapfloor:

  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    those are clever! i especially like the one on feed.
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with Katrina.................that is neat............ :thumbup:
  5. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    didn't write this . . . got it of a horse breeders site . . .