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Glossary

Here are the definitions to a few equestrian terms used throughout the site.


Animal Husbandry
The branch of agriculture concerned with the care and breeding of domestic animals such as cattle, hogs, sheep, and horses.

Arabian horse
Any of a breed of swift, intelligent, graceful horses native to Arabia.

Destrier
A war horse.

Equine
Of or belonging to the family Equidae, which includes the horses, asses, and zebras.

Mare
Female horse or the female of other equine species.

Mustang
A small, hardy wild horse of the North American plains, descended from Arabian horses brought to America by Spanish explorers.

Palomino
A horse with a golden or tan coat and a white or cream-colored mane and tail, thought to have been developed from Arabian stock.

Pinto
A horse with patchy markings of white and another color. Also called paint.

Stallion
An adult male horse that has not been castrated, especially one kept for breeding.

Steeplechase
A horserace across open country or over an obstacle course.

Tack
The harness for a horse, including the bridle and saddle.

Thoroughbred
Any of a breed of horses, bred chiefly for racing, originating from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares.


All definitions from dictionary.com

 

 

 

 

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