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Native Pony - Equestrian info
Category: Animals and Nature > Ponies
Date & country: 19/01/2011, UK
Words: 40


Barra Pony
A pony once native to the Outer Hebrides but no longer recognised as a breed.

Barrel
A general term describing the part of the horses body encased by the ribcage.

Blue Feet
Meaning that the horn of the hoof is strong and hard.

Buck Eye
A term applied to a prominent eye, sometimes associated with short sightedness.

Coffin Head
A head that is coarse with a poorly defined jowl.

Dorsal Stripe
Also known as Eel Stripe. A Dark coloured stripe along the spine that can be found on shades of dun ponies.

Drift
The annual rounding up of Forest and Moorland ponies for branding.

Elk Lip
A protruding and perhaps loose overhanging top lip.

Feather
Hair from the heel which can go all the way up to the back of the knee depending on the breed.

Flat Bone
A cannon bone more rectangular than rounded in cross-section, so it looks considerably wider from the side than the front. This shape of bone is stronger.

Flat Sided
Also called slab-sided. A horse is described so if he lacks roundness in the ribcage.

Forehand
The head, neck, shoulders and front legs of the horse.

Forest Bred
Ponies that were born and bred in the New Forest.

Full Brother / Sister
A horse is a full brother/sister to another if it has the same sire and dam.

Funk
A horse that reacts in an overexcited manner in certain conditions, e.g at the arrival of a show or hunting meet.

Glass, Chalk, China or Wall eye.
An eye with light blue pigment.

Goose Rumped
When the horses quarters slope acutely from the croup to the tail.

Grullo
American term to describe a mouse dun coat colour.

Hairies
Term to describe the heavier breeds, especially those that have ample feather atround the fetlock.

Heart Room
A horse with good heart room would have ample depth and breadth throughout the chest area.

Hippology
The study of equines.

Horn
The outer layer of the hoof. Also called the 'wall'.

Island Bred
Ponies that are born and bred in the Shetland Isles.

Lane Creepers
A name given to the New Forest pony before the days of implementing boundaries and catttle grids. The ponies would often make a nuisance of themselves by jumping into farmers fields and private gardens in search of food.

Mare-colt
A name given to fillies by local moormen of Exmoor and commmoners of the New forest.

Mealy Muzzle
A term used to describe the lighter colouring around the muzzle as if the pony has just dipped its nose in the grain bin.

Moorland Bred
Ponies that are born and bred on the Moor.

Moustache
A tuft of hair on the upper lip occasionally seen on male horses.

Parrot Mouth
Also referred to as `overshot mouth`, where the upper jaw overhangs the lower jaw.

Peacocky
A very high neck carriage with the head over flexed at the poll.

Shelt
Name given to Highland pony used to carry deer down from the hills.

Sheltie
Popular nickname for the Shetland pony.

Snow Chute
The fan shaped layer of the hair at the top of the tail to efficiently run rain water away from the body.

Spat
The long hair around a pony's fetlock, often extends to cover the feet, particularly of Fells and Dales.

Toad Eye
A feature of the Exmoor pony. Exmoors have a bony ridge above the eye to protect from the elements.

Verderers
Those appointed to protect those with grazing rights in the new forest.

Well Sprung Ribs
A term used to describe the roundness of the ribcage. Ribs should be `hooped` in shape to allow good heart and lung room.

Well Topped
Also referred to as `good topline`. This term suggests good conformation above the legs, especially along the crest, back and quarters.

Yeld Mare
A mare that is not in foal.

Zebra Markings
Stripes on the limbs and withers, considered a very primitve feature.