- Breaking: more
The process of training a horse to be ridden or for work.
- Small, horny excrescence on the inside of all four legs
- The chestnut is what remains of the third inner toe of hyracotherium, the ancestor of the modern horse. See the video Equus for more info.
- A rich red brown colored horse
The generic name for heavy European horse breeds descended from the Forest Horse.
A horse's mother
Long hair on the lower legs and fetlocks. More prominent on certin breeds like the Clydesdale than on others.
Colt, Gelding or filly up to a year old.
A rubbery pad on the underside of the hoof.
A castrated male horse.
The Circumference of the body measured from behind the withers around the barrel or chest.
The standard measurement used to determine the height of a horse.
One hand is equal to 4 inches (10.16 cm), measured from the ground to the top of the withers.
Term describing Arabians, Barbs, and Thoroughbreds.
Cross between a horse and an ass or zebra.
The area on either side of the spine just behind the saddle.
Slow western canter where the horse is allowed to hold it's head in a natural position.
A female horse age four or over.
- On the bit:
When a horse carries the head in a near-vertical plane, the mouth a little below the riders hand.
The mouth held close to the chest to evade control.
Body color of white with patches of any other color.
- Roached Mane:
A mane that has been shaven to a Mohawk ridge.
An uncrasted male horse of four years old or more.
A breeding male horse, also a Stallion.
The gear used in equiping a horse, including saddle, bridle, etc.
Generally referring to breeds which are a cross between Hotbloods and other horses.
The highest part of the back, at the base of the neck, of a horse, cow, sheep, etc.