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  • Arena: Place where humans can take the fun out of forward motion. 

  • Bit: Means by which a rider's every motion is transmitted to the sensitive tissues of the mouth.

  • Bucking: counter-irritant

  • Crossties: Gymnastic apparatus.

  • Dressage: Process by which some riders can eventually be taught to respect the bit.

  • Fence: Barrier that protects good grazing. 

  • Grain: Sole virtue of domestication. 

  • Hitching rail: Means by which to test one's strength. 

  • Horse trailer: Mobile cave bear den. 

  • Hotwalker: The lesser of two evils.

  • Jump: An opportunity for self-expression. 

  • Latch: Type of puzzle. 

  • Longeing: Procedure for keeping a prospective rider at bay. 

  • Owner: Human assigned responsibility for one's feeding. 

  • Rider: Owner overstepping its bounds. 

  • Farrier: Disposable surrogate owner; useful for acting out aggression without compromising food supply. 

  • Trainer: Owner with mob connections. 

  • Veterinarian: Flightless albino vulture

Can you suggest any more?  If so, please e-mail us and we'll add them to this list.

These definitions were passed to us without acknowledging the original author.  If they are someone's copyright, then we apologize but they do appear on many websites, and for example, where there are more amusing definitions and horsey humour.

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