wood is the 'classic' form of horse fencing, either painted planks or natural round rails. it is one of the safest materials for containing horses. wood or a synthetic material with similar properties is the best option for small paddocks, pens and corrals. it can be used to fence pastures and has some ability to give or break if a horse .
card advertising livery stables, printer's sample, cincinnati, 1861. a livery yard, livery stable or boarding stable great britain, ireland, north america, australia , is a stable where horse owners pay a weekly or monthly fee to keep their horses. a livery or boarding yard is not usually a riding school and the horses are not normally for hire unless on working livery - see below .
washer pitching is a game, similar to horseshoes, that involves teams of players that take turns tossing washers towards a box or hole. the game has many variations, and may be called washer pitching, washer toss, washers, huachas or washoes which is based on the similarity to horseshoes .
fowling is a hybrid game that combines the equipment of american football and bowling into one sport with a similar layout as horseshoes and cornhole.most commonly played as a pastime in a tailgate or campground setting across the united states, fowling was founded in 2001 by chris hutt and a bunch of friends from detroit, mi tailgating at the indy 500.
list of fatalities. the animal welfare charity league against cruel sports counts the number of horse deaths at 40 over the three-day meet from the year 2000 to 2013. the following list details the equine fatalities during, or as a direct result of participating in, the grand national, that is, the showpiece steeplechase itself rather than all the various races held over the entire three-day .
spaced as ground rails between 3 and 3.5 feet 0.91 and 1.07 m apart, cavaletti encourage a horse maintain a shorter stride at a trot or jog, spaced farther apart, a row of cavaletti encourage a longer, more extended trot stride.
a horse length, or simply length, is a unit of measurement for the length of a horse from nose to tail, approximately 8 feet 2.4 m . according to the british horseracing authority, one length is equal to one fifth of a second.
this is a basic glossary of equestrian terms that includes both technical terminology and jargon developed over the centuries for horses and other equidae, as well as various horse-related concepts.where noted, some terms are used only in american english us , only in british english uk , or are regional to a particular part of the world, such as australia au .
hobbles also allow a horse to graze and move short and slow distances, yet prevent the horse from running off too far. this is handy at night if the rider has to get some sleep; using a hobble ensures that in the morning he can find his horse not too far away. hobble training a horse is a form of 'sacking out' and desensitizing a horse to .
the wooden horse in the title of the film is a piece of exercise equipment the prisoners use to conceal their escape attempt as well as a reference to the trojan horse which was also used to conceal men within. the wooden horse was shot in a low-key style, with a limited budget and a cast including many amateur actors.
a water horse or 'waterhorse' in some folklore is a mythical creature, such as the ceffyl dŵr, capaill uisce, the bäckahäst and kelpie. name origin. the hippocamp as seen in this sketch from pompeii is a water creature that has been referred to as .
a hobble also, and perhaps earlier, hopple or spancel is a device which prevents or limits the locomotion of an animal, by tethering one or more legs. although hobbles are most commonly used on horses, they are also sometimes used on other animals.on dogs, they are used especially during force-fetch clarification needed training to limit the movement of a dog's front paws when training it .
boxes are placed approximately 20 feet away from each other, a distance often determined by a string attached to the front of each box. however, if a string is not attached to the box, one may take 10 paces from box-to-box, this will usually denote 20 feet.
sometimes the fence is painted to camouflage in with the brush, so it is unseen by both horse and rider. bullfinch. this fence has a solid base with several feet of brush protruding out of the top of the jump up to six feet high. the horse is supposed to jump through the brush, rather than over it.
the round pen, sometimes called a bullpen, is a round enclosure used for horse training.they range in diameter from a minimum of 30 feet 9.1 m to a maximum of 100 feet 30 m , with most designs 50 to 60 feet 15 to 18 m in diameter. footing is usually sand or other soft dirt. the sides are 6 to 8 feet 1.8 to 2.4 m high, traditionally made of wooden posts with rails or wooden boards .
cribbing was mentioned in the literature as early as 1578 and occurs in 2.4-8.3% of horses depending on breed and management. a similar but unrelated behavior, wood-chewing or lignophagia, is another undesirable habit observed in horses, but it does not involve sucking in air; the horse simply gnaws on wood rails or boards as if they were food.
a level crossing is an intersection where a railway line crosses a road or path, or in rare situations an airport runway, at the same level, as opposed to the railway line crossing over or under using an overpass or tunnel.the term also applies when a light rail line with separate right-of-way or reserved track crosses a road in the same fashion. other names include railway level crossing .