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term. Something abaxial is away from the central axis of its
of a horse's middle that contains the intestines and stomach.
area of the body moves away from another part (such as one
leg moving forward to meet the other).
ABOVE THE BIT
horse carries it's nose above the rider's hands, reducing
the rider's control.
on the skin.
in the sensitive hoof tissues, often causes lameness, and
requires draining. Once puss has been drained from the hoof,
the horse will usually recover quickly. If not drained, it
will usually work itself out of the hoof, making a hole along
the coronet band or at the bulbs of the heels, and will then
bone, in the back of the knee. It does not support horse's
weight, it is a sesamoid bone and functions as a pulley that
flexor tendons can use to gain leverage.
a horse by driving a horseshoe nail in wrong; see 'quick'.
of nut that is poisonous to horses in large amounts.
a horse moves and carries himself as he moves.
In a rodeo
or horse event, the extra prize money that is added to the
contestant's entry fees. The winner takes all or some percent
of the 'pot', which is all the prize money, including the
added and the entry fee money.
part of the body moves toward another (such as a horse's legs).
that is well trained.
AFGHANISTAN HORSE BREEDS
horses found in Afghanistan are the Herati, Mazari, Qatgani,
Turkistani, Waziri and Yabut breeds.
a horse is in years.
to an older horse, usually more than 15 years old.
of determining a horse's age by looking at mainly the animal's
teeth and partially its physical condition.
the rider or handler of a horse to communicate. Legs, hands,
and voice are examples of natural aids; spurs, crops, reins,
etc., are examples of artificial aids.
AIRS ABOVE THE GROUND
horsemanship movements trained to highly-schooled horses.
As the name implies, the movements usually bring the horse
above the ground- either partway, such as rearing, or fully,
such as the capriole, in which the horse leaps into the air
and kicks its hind legs out. The Lipizzaner horses of Vienna,
Austria are well known for their airs above the ground maneuvers.
Asian perennial herb (Medicago sativa) having compound leaves
with three leaflets and clusters of usually blue-violet flowers.
It is a widely used hay crop for horses and livestock.
used to refer to gelding a stallion.
lateral pacing gait.
to sweat. First reported in Thoroughbred racehorses who were
taken from temperate to tropical climates, but occurs in any
breed of horse. This can be deadly, as the horse cannot regulat
its body temperature and can result in overheating.
The belief that
that animals, like humans, should have rights and not be owned or
used. Some consider zoos, rodeos, kennels, horseback riding, and
owning pets cruel; many want to end all ownership and use of animals.
Pets, wool, rescue dogs, meat, seeing eye dogs, eggs, horse riding
or breeding, silkworms, leather, medicines from animal products,
animal research, horse shows, police dogs, and fishing are just
a few of the things that they are agains. Since they are against
animal ownership, many will oppose horse ownership, horse racing,
rodeo, and horseback riding. See "Animal Welfare".
believes that animals can be owned and used, but not abused
or treated cruelly. They are interested in the animal's health,
happiness, and well-being (it's welfare), as opposed to the
animal's rights. They promote teaching about animal care and
humane use. They are not against riding or owning horses,
horse shows, rodeos, pets, or humane slaughter of animals.
They do not wish to end the use of animals or animal products;
however, many are against animal research unless it is used
to save human lives. They do not protest as much as animal
'rights' activists, but instead they rescue, adopt, and rehome
animals. They often set up animal shelters or care facilities,
and offer information on the proper way to treat and keep
crippled horse. British origins, used by the Mountain People
of Central Pennsylvania.
A lack of
appetite, usually caused by a disease. The horse will refuse
to eat or will eat little, loose weight rapidly, act dull
and lifeless, and will have an unhealthy physical appearance.
If not treated, the horse will die.
tool: heavy iron or steel base for shaping horse shoes.
artery in horses and all mammals that carries blood to arteries
of the limbs and organs except lungs.
light horse breed that was bred by northwest Indian tribes
near the Palouse valley. It is known for its spotted coat,
wispy mane and tail, striped hooves, and white sclera (area
around eye). It is very common and is very versatile, used
from everything from dressage to rodeo.
Horse/Thoroughbred cross horse that is registered with the
AQHA, American Quarter Horse Association.
used in draft breeds. Refers to a horse whose buttocks are
higher than the spine, and when viewed from behind resemble
the top of an apple (rounded buttocks with a low spot in the
word describing a movement where horse goes forward and to
one side. In America it is known as 'two-tracking' or travelling
on two paths.
made of leather or ballistic nylon worn by farriers to protect
their legs from hot shoes or horseshoe nails.
of horse that was developed in the deserts of Arabia. It was
used as a warhorse but was very loved by its masters; in fact,
the Bedouins would often allow the horses to sleep in their
tent and eat with them. Being bred with humans for so long
produced a patient, kind, loving, intelligent animal. The
Arabian is also known for its endurance and beauty; no other
breed can beat an Arabian in an endurance race. Arabs also
have a natural 'floating' gait, and less ribs, lumbar bones,
and vertebrae than other breeds. Bedouins prized bay mares
for war, especially swift gentle ones. Today Arabians are
very popular as trail riding, showing, or endurance horses.
indoor or outdoor riding area usually fenced, and with soft
ARM & HAMMER
of forged farrier's anvils produced between 1900 to 1950.
armband worn by a racehorse's groom or person leading a racehorse.
an Arabian horse and an Appaloosa horse.
of impregnating a mare without bringing her in contact with
a stallion. Semen is collected from a stud, then shipped to
the mare owner, and the mare is impregnated by a vet with
the semen received from the stud.
name for a donkey. Also, one of these two equines: The African
wild ass (Equss asinus) or the Asiatic wild ass (Equss hemionus).
vertabrae in the horse's neck.
of body tissue.
disease seen in young, sometimes overworked, horses where
the bones die and deteriorate from lack of blood. This disease
also goes by other names: aseptic necrosis, osteochrondritis,
and ischemic bone necrosis.
The scores in all the 'go rounds' (person's turn in an event)
plus the score of the 'short go' (championship round).
term. The central line of a body part, on or close to the
line where the structure would rotate. The center pivitol
as 'Monday Morning Sickness', 'Setfast', and 'Tying up', it
is a painful condition in which the horse's muscles cramp
up. Often happens to horses on rich diets, especially after
they have had a day or two of rest. The term 'Monday morning
sickness' came about because in earlier years horses would
usually get Azoturia on Monday. Why? Because hard working
horses were often allowed to rest on the weekends; their owners
would also give them a bit extra feed as a treat. The combination
of sudden rest and extra feed would cause the muscle to tighten
and the horse to come down with Azoturia.
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