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lunging

lunging  n.— «Later, Ferris and a second trainer, Laura Conroy, each led a horse out on a long rope lead and did something even non-horse folks could relate to. They let the horses run in circles, to discharge pent-up energy, a practice...

green broke

green broke  adj.— «The afflicted victim has the urge to buy a horse and the only way to lick the dreaded malady is to attend a horse sale.…Since the subject had been brought up I asked in a quieter voice, “Is he broke?”...

horse collar

horse collar  n.— «A few years back the NFL initiated the “Roy Williams Rule,” banning the tackling of a player by grabbing the inside of the shoulder pads, or jersey from behind. This practice is affectionately known as the...

money gait

money gait  n.— «So how do you spot balance? I’ll show you here. I’m going to present three different horses, each showing varying degrees of balance. I’ll explain what I look for from a conformation standpoint, then I’ll show each at the...

covering

covering  n.— «Staying on a horse, or “covering” in rodeo parlance, and having what is judged to be the best ride, is worth $16,000.» —“World Champion” by Robyn Harrison Mountain Mail (Socorro, New...

pasture puff

pasture puff  n.—Gloss: a horse or other animal that has been retired from a working life. «I’d rather not go the injection route in a horse his age. His best days are behind him, and now he’s just a pasture puff. I just want him to be a...

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