What Horse Terms Really Mean

by Rebecca on October 29, 2006

in Animal Jokes

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.

Fence:  Decorative structure built to provide your horse with something to
chew on.

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
with loader.

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.


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