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Here are some basic terms that can help novice riders gain a better understanding as they learn how to ride.
- A slow pacing gait.
- The arc a horse
makes while jumping an obstacle.
- When a horse leaps into the air with its head lowered and back arched.
- A three-beat gait.
- A controlled gait.
- Refers to the horse cantering in a circle leading with its outside leg.
- Training a horse such that it becomes obedient and responsive to its rider while performing. It also refers to the competitive event, where riders and horses compete in tests.
- Refers to a competition lasting one to three days that includes cross country, show jumping and dressage.
- A fault where the horse's hind foot strikes the bottom of the front foot, at the same time.
- The pace a horse moves at, namely walk, trot, canter and gallop.
- Refers to the four-beat gait of the horse.
- A dressage move where the horse moves forwards and sideways at the same time.
- Refers to the forward movement of the horse.
- The legs of riders and horses that are on the inside of a curved track.
- The left hand side of the horse.
- The right hand side of the horse.
- Refers to a horse moving its legs in lateral pairs, instead of diagonal pairs.
- A lateral two-beat gait.
- A dressage movement where the horse uses its forelegs to move in a circle while using its hind legs as a pivot.
- Refers to the speed of a four-beat gait that is about 10 km per hour.
- A quick and choppy stride.
- A moderate speed gait
- A slow four-beat gait.
- A verbal command used to signal a trained horse to stop while pulling gently on the reins.
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