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Regularity of foot falls
3 beat gait, sequenced by outside hind, inside hind and outside fore together (diagonal pair) with the inside fore completing the 3 beats. There is a moment of suspension after the inside fore leaves the ground before the outside hind strikes the ground to begin another stride.
An abdominal pain or digestive disturbance. Colic is an emergency situation and you should call the vet immediately.
The structure and the balance of the parts of the horse; the way he is put together
The process by which the horse tucks and lowers his hindquarters and shifts his weight to the rear to increase forward propulsion.
Rotation of the coffin bone as a result of laminitis. The coffin bone detaches from the hoof wall and may rotate downward.
The horses natural way of moving. The 4 of these are the walk, trot/jog, canter/lope, and gallop
A 4 beat gait with the sequence - outside hind, inside hind, outside fore, inside fore, and suspension.
A measure used for equine height, equivalent to 4", measured from the ground to the withers.
"That horse is 15 hands."
Engagement of the hind quarters, suppleness of the back and elasticity of the step which creates free forward movement
Clinical sign of pain or discomfort of the horse which disrupts the natural movement.
Metabolic and vascular disease affecting the inner structures of the hoof. Causes may be excess consumption of carbohydrates, grains, water, overwork, grass. May progress to a chronic state.
A lateral movement where the horse moves sideways and forward and maintains a bend away from the direction of travel
Altering the horses' body frame which results in a corresponding change of stride length within a gait, without a change of tempo
An advanced method of handling a horse from the ground with two lines attached to the bit
Working a horse on a circle from the ground
The left side of the horse
The right side of the horse
The placement of the hind foot in front of the hoof print of the fore foot
The inherent, sustained regularity of the footfalls. Rhythmicity allows for predictability of movement. Rhythmicity is a fundamental characteristic of movement.
Geometric shapes used in the progressive training of a horse including circles, figures of eight, or serpentines
The ability of the horse to actively support his own posture in movement. This affects smoothness of transitions, suppleness, rhythm and tempo
Alignment of the horse's body along the line of travel
The distance covered with all four legs
Flexibility in all planes
Equipment for the horse such as a bridle, surcingle, halter, saddle, reins
The patient and the therapist on the horse during treatment. It is thought to increase the risk of injury to the horse, the therapist and the patient. AHA, Inc. no longer endorses T-HPOT.
Tandem Hippotherapy (T-HPOT)
The part of the horse from poll to dock of the tail
Placement of the hind foot into the print of the fore foot
Change of gait or change within a gait
2 beat gait in which diagonal legs move together, right hind-left fore then left hind-right fore, with a moment of suspension between each pair
4 beat gait sequence: left hind, left fore, right hind, right fore
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