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Word of the Week – Purity

PURITY - Referring to the gait, the correctness of the rhythm as determined by the sequence and timing of the footfalls...

Word of the Week – Trailing

TRAILING - 1. In half-pass and leg-yield, refers to lack of parallelism to the long axis of the arena (as in...

Word of the Week – Seat

SEAT - The rider’s trunk, which includes the pelvis, spine, and rib cage, with supporting musculature. The control of the seat...

Word of the Week – Movement

MOVEMENT - 1) The manner in which the horse moves over the ground: way of moving. 2)...

Word of the Week – Biomechanics

Biomechanics - The application of the principles and techniques of mechanics (the branch of physics that deals with the motion of...

Word of the Week – Uneven

UNEVEN - An irregularity in walk or trot in which the front or hind pair of legs does not move symmetrically,...

Word of the Week – Engagement

ENGAGEMENT - Increased flexion in joints of the hind legs during the weight-bearing (stance) phase of the stride, lowering the croup...

Word of the Week – Lateral

LATERAL - 1) To the side, as in flexion, bend, suppleness, or direction of movement.2) Impurity of the gait in which...

Word of the Week – Behind The Vertical

BEHIND THE VERTICAL - With the horse’s face viewed in profile, the front of the horse’s nose falls behind a vertical...

Word of the Week – Topline

TOPLINE - Profile from the poll to the tail along the top of the crest of the neck and along the...
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