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Word of the Week – Rocking/Rocking Horse Canter

ROCKING/ROCKING HORSE CANTER - A canter in which the neck/forehand goes too much up and down as a result of lack of sufficient ground...

Word of the Week – Obedience

OBEDIENCE - Submission in reference to the accurate performance of the required exercise, in contrast to submission in regard to the basics. The horse...

Word of the Week – Fluent

FLUENT/FLUENCY - Flowing or moving smoothly and easily. Same as fluid. Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Basics

BASICS - The basics form the correct foundation of the progressive training of the horse, independent of the execution of specific test movements.  The...

Word of the Week – Tilting

TILTING - Tipping or cocking the head (lowering one ear)—an evasion. Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Resistance

RESISTANCE - Active or rigid opposition to the connection or to the aids of the rider (e.g. against or above the bit).  Not the...

Word of the Week – Elasticity

ELASTICITY - The ability or tendency to stretch and contract the musculature smoothly, giving the impression of stretchiness or springiness. Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Late

LATE - Execution after the aids or after the prescribed place or letter. Usually applied to flying changes and transitions.  Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Constrained

CONSTRAINED - Forced or compelled against the will - the horse’s forward or sideways movement, bend, and/or execution of the required exercise not appearing...

Word of the Week – Swinging Head

SWINGING HEAD - The horse’s muzzle moves left-and-right or in circles, indicating constraint or incorrect acceptance of contact/connection. Same as head wagging. Full glossary:
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