Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Word of the Week – Quick

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

Word of the Week – Over The Back

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OVER THE BACK (OR TOPLINE) - The horse stretching and rounding the back or topline. Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary

Word of the Week – Dragging

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DRAGGING - Refers to dragging of the hind feet or inactivity of the hind legs or failure to lift the hooves clear of the ground. Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary

Word of the Week – Impulsion

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IMPULSION (Engagement and the Desire to Go Forward) - Used to describe the transmission of an eager and energetic, yet controlled, propulsive thrust generated from the hindquarters into the athletic movement of the horse. (See Pyramid of Training for complete explanation). Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary

Word of the Week – Stuck

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STUCK - Instead of being raised in the rhythm of the gait, a foot remains on the ground throughout the entire stride. Usually applied to pirouette and turn on the haunches. Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary
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