Saturday, September 30, 2023

Tag: Glossary of Judging Terms

From the Judge’s Booth with Janet Foy: Free Walk

What are judges looking for in the free walk? Janet Foy shares!

Word of the Week – Quick

QUICK - Refers to the tempo (strides per minute) unless otherwise noted. Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Over The Back

OVER THE BACK (OR TOPLINE) - The horse stretching and rounding the back or topline. Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Dragging

DRAGGING - Refers to dragging of the hind feet or inactivity of the hind legs or failure to lift the hooves clear of the...

Word of the Week – Impulsion

IMPULSION (Engagement and the Desire to Go Forward) - Used to describe the transmission of an eager and energetic, yet controlled, propulsive thrust generated...

Word of the Week – Stuck

STUCK - Instead of being raised in the rhythm of the gait, a foot remains on the ground throughout the entire stride. Usually applied...

Word of the Week – Flexibility

FLEXIBILITY - Range of motion of joints and the ability to move the joints freely.  Also described as Suppleness.  Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Carriage

CARRIAGE - The posture of the horse, most easily evaluated when viewing the horse’s profile or outline from the side. Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Harmony

HARMONY - Used in reference to the relationship between the horse and rider, the partners’ positive physical as well as mental/emotional connection, showing...

Word of the Week – Snatching

SNATCHING - 1) Horse attempting to jerk the reins through the rider’s hands. 2) Picking up the leg(s) jerkily and sometimes excessively high. Full glossary:
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George Williams Accepts 1991 All-Breeds Award

USDF President George Williams accepts the second place Prix St. Georges award for the 1991 All-Breeds Awards on behalf of The Temple Lipizzans' Conversano II Belvedera (Conversano II Andora x Belvedera).

Understanding the USDF Governance Structure and Elections in 2023

Learn about the USDF Governance structure and upcoming elections in 2023