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Word of the Week – Unlevel

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UNLEVEL - An irregularity in which the front or hind pair of legs does not move symmetrically, the right leg making...

Word of the Week – Suspension

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SUSPENSION - The moment or phase of the trot, canter or passage in which the horse has no feet on the...

Word of the Week – Abduct

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ABDUCT - To move a limb away from the horse’s midline. Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary

Word of the Week – Slack

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SLACK - 1)Used in reference to the reins: without contact.  2) Used in reference to the...

Word of the Week – Paces

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PACE(S) 1.Variations within a gait. The named paces are: at walk: collected, medium, extended, free; at trot and canter: collected,...

Word of the Week – Hurried

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HURRIED - Refers to the tempo (strides per minute) unless otherwise noted. Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary

Word of the Week – Crookedness

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CROOKEDNESS - Aspects of crookedness: Misalignment of the horse’s body parts from tail to poll (e.g. popped...

Word of the Week – Thrust

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THRUST - Propulsive forward and upward drive from hindquarters. Required at First Level to achieve improved balance and throughness; at Second...

Word of the Week – Rhythm

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RHYTHM (Regularity and Tempo)- The characteristic sequence of footfalls and timing of a pure walk, pure trot, and pure canter. The...

Word of the Week – Against The Bit

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AGAINST THE BIT - The horse presses against the bit with a rigid or unyielding neck/poll/jaw. Full glossary:...
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