Bomb-Proof: A horse that doesn’t spook.
Behind the Bit: When a horse puts its head down to avoid contact with the bit.
Buck: When a horse kicks its rear legs back.
Mare: A female horse.
Stallion: A male horse.
Canter: The gait that horses are usually in when they’re jumping normal big jumps.
Trot: The gait that horses are usually in when they’re doing Dressage or going over Cavaleties (or jogging if you like).
Gallop: The gait that horses are in when they race, and if you jump you could hurt the horse badly.
Gait: The speed or name of a particular speed e.g. trot, canter etc.
Saddle: The piece of leather that you put on a horse’s back.
Bridle: The full set of the headset e.g. the headstall, bit, chin strap, and reins.
Saddle Mat: The piece of cloth that goes under the saddle so that the saddle doesn’t rub on the horse.
Tack: The saddle, saddle mat, reins. neck strap etc.
Neck Strap: A string that goes around the neck of a horse, that you can use for balance.
Gymkhana: A rodeo event including pole bending and barrel racing.
Hand: The common way of measuring a horses height.
Colt: A young male horse, under 4 years old.
Filly: A young female horse, under four years old.
Foal: A baby horse (or pony).
Pony: A small horse, under 14.2 hh (hands high).
Sire: The father of a horse.
Dam: The mother of a horse.
Broodmare: A female horse that is strictly for breeding.
Dapples: Round markings on horse’s coat.
Gut Sounds: The noises that a horse’s tummy makes.
Headcollar: The British way of sayng halter.