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Equine Studies

Equine Studies nouns/terms and descriptions for basic word games

Parts of the rider's body that are used to communicate with the horse including legs, seat, hands and voice. Aids
The leg which a horse throws further forward in a canter. Canter Lead
The tension in the reins which allows the rider to feel the horse's mouth, and the horse to feel the reins. Contact
Type of transition moving down in pace, such as from canter to trot or trot to walk. Downward Transition
Term for the pace at which a horse moves. Examples inculde walk, trot and canter. Gait
The side furthest from the side of the school or arena. Could also refer to the leg nearest the centre of a circle. Inside
The left side of horse and rider whilst riding. Near side
The right side of horse and rider whilst riding. Off side
The side nearest to the side of the school or arena. Could also refer to the leg on the edge of a circle. Outside
Type of transition moving up in pace, such as from walk to trot or trot to canter. Upward Transition
Item of horse equipment used to protect the horse's legs from injury due to brushing. Brushing Boots
A type of injury caused by the hoof or shoe hits the inside of the opposite leg, at or near the fetlock. Usually caused by poor conformation or action. Brushing
The part of the hoof right above the horny growth. Where hoof growth occurs. Coronet
Skilled craftsman who trims horses hooves, and may also shoe horses. Farrier
Fleshy pad in the central area of the underside of the hoof. About 50% of of it is composed of water. Frog
Back portion of the underside of the hoof. Heel
A tool used to remove debris from the hoof. Hoof Pick
The foot as a whole in horses. The curved covering of horn over the foot. Hoof
Hard, insensitive outer covering of the hoof. Horn
Upper portion of the hoof that you see. Divided into heel, quarter, and toe. Grows continuously. Hoof Wall
The horny-grooved inside of the hoof. Laminae
Tool with which the veterinarian progressively blocks the nerves of the hoof and leg in order to determine the location of a lameness. Nerve Block
Portion of the underside of the hoof from the frog to the front part of the white line. Sole
On underside of hoof, this soft structure is a visible division between the sensitive areas (frog, sole, bars), and insensitive ones (hoof wall). White Line
Indoor area where a horse can sleep and feed. Stable
Outdoor area where a horse can graze and exercise. Paddock
Indoor or enclosed area where horse and rider training take place. School
Leather straps which are connected to the bit and allow a rider to communicate directions to the horse. Reins
Metal object placed in the horse's mouth and attached to the reins. Bit
Strap connecting the saddle to the horse, passed under its belly. Girth
Leather item connected to the girth and stirrups. Riders sit on these. Saddle
Metal items connected to the saddle. These allow the rider to mount the horse and maintain their position in the saddle, and can be shortened for a more active posture on the horse, such as for jumping. Stirrups
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