Aids for the horse to step into the canter

There are three ways to ask for the canter depart while on the flat, which may be used according to the horse’s level of training. The rider may ask for a canter depart (aids for the horse to step into the canter) on the flat from trot, walk, or halt. Additionally, the rider may ask for the canter as the horse jumps a fence (if the fence was taken at the walk, trot, or halt) or may ask for the horse to switch leads over the fence. Aids for the horse to step into the canter »»

Autre Que Pur-Sang (AQPS)

Anglo-Arabians, Selle Français (or French Riding Horse), and French Trotters plus all other crossbreds can be qualified as AQPS. For racing purposes, each breed has its own studbook. Autre Que Pur-Sang (AQPS) »»

The walk is the slowest gait of the horse

The walk is a four-beat gait that averages about 4 miles per hour (6.4 km/h). When walking, a horse’s legs follow this sequence: left hind leg, left front leg, right hind leg, right front leg, in a regular 1-2-3-4 beat. At the walk, the horse will always have one foot raised and the other three feet on the ground, save for a brief moment when weight is being transferred from one foot to another. The walk is the slowest gait of the horse »»

Budenny Horse

The Budenny Horse (pronounced “bood-YAW-knee”) is one of Russia’s most popular and versatile native warmblood sport horses. Budenny Horse »»

Aegidienberger horse breed

The Aegidienberger horse breed is a cross between the Peruvian Paso and the Icelandic horse, created to produce a horse that was larger than the Icelandic, but still small and hardy enough to navigate difficult terrain. It has been a recognized breed on it’s own since 1994. Aegidienberger horse breed »»

A horse with a short neck may not be as agile at directional changes

The typical horse neck is about 1/3 horse’s length, measured from poll to withers, with a length comparable to the length of the legs.  A short neck neck is one that is less than 1/3 the length of the horse. Short necks are common, and seen in any breed. A horse with a short neck may not be as agile at directional changes »»

Small Nostrils

When a horse has small nostrils, the opening of the nostrils (the nares) is narrow and somewhat restricted, limiting ability to expand the nostrils for breathing while working hard.

Small Nostrils »»

 
 

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