This area is intended to capture phrases sayings and slang used in the Horsey industry in case you don’t know what everybody is talking about.
Footie = means lame or sore feet
Green = Means the horse needs training
Nappy = Is a term when a horse is being uncooperative or leave another group of horses.
Broncing = Over energetic, Bucking, Rearing, Stroppy.
Novice = Horse/Rider
Frog = Part of a horses hoof
Bareback = Riding a horse without a saddle
Cob = Heavy traditional breed of horse/ Pony
Spooky = When a horse is jumpy and could take fright
Jumping = Riding your house over an obstacle
Join up = Natural horsemanship for bonding with your horse
Canter = Rhythm and the speed of the horse, gaite, Stride
ROR = Race horses that have been trained and rehabilitated into a new riding career
Hard feed = Any concentrated feed fed to horses i.e. not grass or forage
Haylage = Is a richer feed value, sweeter than hay, made out of three grasses, Rye grass, Coxspere and meadow which is all three put into one
Chaff = Is a malassed based hard food
Feathers = The long hair on the lower part on a horses leg
Colt = Young horse between birth and 2 years old, an un-castrated male horse
Filly =A young female horse of the same age as a colt
Gelding = Is a male horse that has unfortunately been castrated
Stallion = Is an entire un-castrated male horse.
Mare = Is an female horse from the ages of three and up
Withers = Is the thoratic vertebrae of the horses back – where the saddle sits
Rig = A castrated horse that still has hormones
Forlock = The horses fringe
Hack = Riding in the countryside
Schooling = Riding in an enclosed space
Mutual grooming = When horses are cleaning each other