As I was reading Jean's blog, Horses of Follywoods I came to a part where she mentions, "have you ever tried to explain horseman's terms to non-horseman"? I chuckled because I remembered something sent to me by a friend that was a comical glossary of horseman's terms. I Googled around and found it here at Animal Talk. Copied and pasted here for your amusement:
Glossary of Horse Terms
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. - THIS IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE!!
Fence: Decorative structure built to provide your horse with something to
Horse Auction: What you think of 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 one’s knuckles.
Lunging: Popular training method in which a horse exercises their owner
by spinning them in circles.
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
Easy to Catch: In a 10 X 10 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 you 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 to
this buzz saw on 4 legs.
Three Gaited Horse: A horse that 1) trips, 2) stumbles, 3) falls.