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Horsin' Around

May 2, 2018
Even if it’s not Derby Day, you can’t say neigh to this list of horse vocabulary. Quit stalling and practice these 20 words!
bay
The genes also showed a variety of colorings — cream, black, spotted, bay and chestnut.
bridle
Two of the creatures were fitted with bridles and stirrups of braided cord.
canter
Most combine several pieces of music to match the three gaits: the walk, the trot and the canter.
equestrian
The equestrian group hosts a number of events at the lake throughout the year from casual rides to competitions for almost any age or skill level.
equine
This worthy farm and sanctuary is home to 19 assorted equines — including three mares and their foals saved from slaughter, two rescued mustangs, plus mini-horses, mini-donkeys, a hinny and a mule.
farrier
Tens of thousands of old horseshoes were provided by farriers in Hampshire - some of them were used whole and others cut into smaller pieces.
gait
And however it goes, and whoever moves forward, we’ll be able to tell just by looking at their gait and evaluating their posture.
gallop
At 14, she got a license to gallop her mom’s horses at Longacres and worked as a groom, learning the skills that would benefit her later as a trainer.
hoof
So silent was it that the fall of their ponies’ hoofs, rustling on dead leaves and occasionally stumbling on hidden roots, seemed to thud in their ears.
jockey
Derby City Gaming will feature an electronic version of gambling that allows people to bet on past races without knowing the names of the trainers, jockeys or horses.
mane
He shut his eyes and clung to the horse’s mane.
mare
The mare is still recovering from an injury, but during her time on the racetrack, she earned more than $26,000.
paddock
However, Hagrid strolled off around the edge of the trees, and five minutes later, they found themselves outside a kind of paddock.
palomino
I stepped back, but he swooped me up in his arms and shouted, “My little palomino pony! That’s what you are!”
spur
Suddenly the foremost Rider spurred his horse forward.
vault
No other guard crossed his path, and soon he was vaulting over Capricorn's wall.
sorrel
He is the beautiful sorrel that just couldn't win.
prance
It hurt just to prance from the paddock to the gate.
pommel
I rode with one hand on the pommel and the other goading my horse with a switch.
filly
Last year her horse Dartmouth won the Hardwicke Stakes, her first victory at Royal Ascot since 2013, when her filly Estimate won the Gold Cup.

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