~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks for reading this far! There is still lots more HoofBeat to go! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Part 2: Index ** Horses "411" ** ** HighSteppin' ** ** Plastic Place ** ** Horses A through Z ** ** Tip Corner ** ** Buckets and Bins ** ** Past to Future-Racehorses that hold a place in our hearts ** ** Can You Help? ** ** Western Showing ** ** Tack Trunk ** ** Secrets of the Horse ** ** Horse Sense ** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Horses "411" As mentioned in the last issue, Horsey Lingo and Short and Simple Explanations have been combined to form Horses "411." A complete continuous guide to horsey lingo and explanations of major horse events and important information. This issue, 5 new words and their meanings will be shared in Horsey Lingo and Eventing will be discussed in Short and Simple Explanations. Horsey Lingo Carpitis: Sore shins or knee troubles in young Thoroughbreds, caused by overwork and strain. Cast: When a horse is lying down in the stable, unable to get up, because it has somehow become wedged against the wall. Cavaletti: Small fence consisting of a squared off pole, supported at each end in an X shaped sxupport. Cavaletti are used for schooling, either in the form of a grid or built up to make a fence. Chaff: Chopped up hay or oat straw. It is mixed with corn or bran to form a bulk feed. Chef D'Equipe Term used in the horse world to describe a team manager. Show jumping teams and eventing teams all have their chef d'equipe, whose role is organizational and strategical. Short & Simple Explanations An equestran triathalon is another term for eventing. This 3-Day horse event is divided into 3 tough, challenging events. All of which test the ablitites of both rider and horse, taking a lot out of both. DAY 1 is Dressage. Here, the horse is asked to show balance, obedience, harmony with the rider, and extreme flexability. DAY 2 is Endurance. This is the most demanding day of which many miles are traveled on many different terrains. Roads, tracks, cross-country, and steeplechase are a few to name. And then, DAY 3 is Stadium Jumping. After a long day of endurance riding, the horse is asked to be brought back to sleek movements of agility and resiliance as well as continue to be responsive to the rider's needs. -MissEquine@aol.com- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ High Steppin' JennyCG1 writes this column on saddleseat. This month is part 2 of SaddleSeat position. If you have any questions or comments, email JennyCG1@aol.com This month's column will cover correct position and usage of the seat and torso. The seat should be in the exact center of the saddle, with 30% of the weight placed on the FLESH. Make sure that you are not sitting on bone, as that will indicate that you are either tipped too far forward or too far backward. The torso should be erect, with a small arch in it. Chest should be high with the shoulders pushed well back. Try to think about pulling the ribs out of the waist. Use weight in the seat to indicate speed. In order to rate a horse, you should drop all the weight you can into your seat without taking any weight out of the feet. Sink into the saddle. When you are asking for a turn, turn with your shoulders, as though your eyes are on your chest. That's all for this month. Keep smiling! Jenny :) -JennyCG1@aol.com- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Plastic Place This is our Breyer column. If you have a question about these popular model horses, email APPY7781@aol.com. She can also identify models for you. If you have a model that you don't know the name of or just want to try and stump our expert, send it in! Thanks to EventHorse for questions this week. Dear Lisa, I have a model that I would like you to identify! It is an older model that was given to me recently. It is black with a white rump and black spots. Also it has a white blaze and is lying down. The tail is sort of raised and the mane is very short. His knees are bent and his hind legs are sort of stretched to the side. I hope that you can identify him for me!!! Thanks!:) *rachel* Thanks for the details! This model is #165, Black Blanket Appaloosa Lying Foal. He was produced from1969-1984, and is worth about $15 mint. *\____~ ((Lisa)) Dear Lisa, My sister just got an older model Breyer from an antique shop and I was hoping you could identify him for me. It's a bay foal with a raised tail and a short, curly mane. This forelegs are splayed out and he is grazing. His mouth is open and his forelges have stockings. I hope that you can identify him for us! :) *rachel* He is #151, Grazing Foal in bay. I am unsure of the years he was produced, but he's worth about $20 or $25 mint. Thanks for your questions!!!! *\____~ ((Lisa)) *************************************************** If you have any model-related questions, or questions concerning value, or identification, e-mail: Appy7781@aol.com -APPY7781@aol.com- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Horses "A-Z" This month, I will be focusing on the Black Forest Chestnut breed, also known as the Schwarzwalder Fuchse. This horse is a small sized heavy draft horse who is native to the higher regions of the Black Forest in Germany, hense the name. The Black Forest Chestnut has sure-footing on what may be steep hillsides, this quality comes from one of its influences, the Noriker. 15 hands high stands this horse, which is smallish for heavy draft horses. It is usually sorrel-colored with blond to white mane and tail. Refinement and a wide forehead are displayed on the head of the Black Forest Chestnut with a somewhat small muzzle. Powerful and muscular are the shoulders and although less heavy than most draft horses, the legs are strong and little feathering is shown. And the Black Forest Chestnut is influenced by two breeds, the Noriker and Breton. An interesting fact is that the Fuchse in Schwarzwalder Fuchse, the German name for this breed, means sorrel, a unique coloration of the horse. The English translation of the name has changed the the color to chestnut, a color which is more deep them the actual coloring of this horse. -MissEquine@aol.com-~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tip Corner If you have a money or time saving tip to share with our members, email EventHorse@aol.com. Thank you to EquineChik@aol.com for her tip this month! * At horse shows you can get a great shine on your horse's feet by spraying them with Pam, you know the stuff you put in pans so the food doesn't stick? It works better then hoof oil because it stays shiny for a week and dirt and junk won't stick to it! -EquineChik@aol.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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