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Larval stage of the bot fly; during this stage these parasites live in the digestive tract of the horse.
A horse color - ranging from a bright golden red to a mahogany chestnut, but without a black mane and tail. Also used to describe a horny growth on the inside of the legs.
A nervous condition in which horses hold on to a projection with their teeth, pull back to make the throat muscles rigid, and make a grunting noise while sucking air into the body. The air swallowed may cause colic.
A term used to describe the indentions in the wearing surfaces of horses' teeth; used in age determination.
A term used to describe a gait in which a forefoot moves in unison with the hind foot on the opposite side.
Contagious disease of horses characterized by swelling of the lymph glands, genital inflammation, and paralysis of the hind legs, spread by sexual contact.
Downward rotation of the coffin bone inside the hoof due to chronic founder of laminitus.
When the sole or shoe of the forefoot is struck by the toe of the hindfoot. Back hits Front.
A slow, easy gait in which the feet are mixed as if on the point of changing from a walk to a trot.
A measure of 4 inches; used in measuring the height of horses.
HEAVES (Asthma, broken wind) Almost any respiratory disease, condition characterized by difficulty in expiration; incurable.
(Founder) Condition caused by congestion of circulation in the sensitive laminae in the walls of the foot; may be caused by improper feeding, watering, work or cooling out.
Term used to describe a gait in which the fore and hind legs on the same side function in unison.
Practice of rising and descending of the rider with the rhythm of the trot; largely seen in horse show riding; not practiced with the western seat.
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