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A horse that is green, but looked fancy in the sale ring. These are often young horses, or green horses that were ridden in small areas, or in the back pens of a sale barn. A few rides around the small pens at the back of the sale barn, can make a horse appear to be more broke to ride than they are. Those pens are average 10ft. x 12ft in size. While only a few rides in an area that small, can make a horse appear, and feel broke, when taken from that smaller space, to a larger, more open area, the horse will be green broke and require more rides and training.
A Duder is a horse that is often older in age, and very very safe. A Duder will most often have an easy going disposition & make for a great trail horse, or a childs horse. They will either have not had any performance training in their past years, or be past their prime of use for such, and have quite a few years left to enjoy nice trail rides with. Duder's are horses you'd expect to see at a Dude ranch for a novice to rent by the hour, which is how they got their name.
A horse that is bought/sold "on the loose", is a horse that was sold through the sale from the loose pen. A loose pen holds the horses that wont be ridden through the auction/sale. Because they aren't ridden through the sale, there is often no one available to offer any information on the horses abilities or health. When you hear us say that a specific horse was "bought on the loose", it means we have no more knowledge about the horse, aside from our own evaluation or if they did have a note that came with them, that's all we know because prior to this evaluation we have not actually seen a human ride this horse.
When you hear us point out that a horse is a Warmblood, it is referring to the breeding of that horse. A Warmblood is a crossbreeding of a "cold" large draft breed, with a smaller, quicker "hot" breed of horse. (An example of a "cold" blooded breed is a Clydesdale. An example of a "hot" blooded breed is a Thoroughbred.
A Bean is a collection of smegma (dirt & grime) in the tip of a horses penis,. Mares can also get beans , so they should be checked and cleaned often as well. A thorough cleaning should be done every 6-12 months.
During a video evaluation, when you hear that a horse "Eats ### carrots", or you hear "Plows ### Acres" , that references the price you can expect to see for that horse, here on this site.
These terms describe Team Roping. This event features a steer and two mounted riders. The first roper is called the "header", the one that ropes the head of the steer. The second roper is the "heeler", the one that ropes the hind feet after the header has turned the steer.
Azteca horses, are crosses between Andalusians, Quarter Horses, and often has Mexican Criollos, bred for their athleticism and good temperament. THEY ARE ONE OF THE KINDEST SOME INTELEGENT HORSES
The poll is where the cervical spine connects with the skull and is the gateway to the hindquarters. Tension in the poll causes tension in the rest of the body. When done properly, "bending at the poll", is crucial to proper movement throughout the rest of the body.
When your horse is behind the vertical, it means that his nose is too close to his chest and there's too much pressure across his poll. It usually happens when your horse becomes too strong in your hand and as a result, you keep a tight rein.
During a flying lead change, the horse first is on one lead, he then balances himself, so the opposite legs lead, all while maintaining forward motion.
Playday events are patterned, timed events. These include Barrel Racing, Straight~Aways, & Poles.
A horse that is called Handy Broke , is a horse that is broke to rope off of including carrying or treating other livestock, and opening & shutting gates from the saddle. A Handy Broke horse is a work horse. They are horses who are "handy" meaning like a handy man they can do just about any job necessary and are one hand broke, with a big turn around and stop.
At the end of bidding for a particular horse, if the amount of money is not what the seller is willing to accept, for the horse they are selling, they can "PO" the horse. It's PO short for PASSED OUT. Same as a "No Sale". The bidder doesn't get the horse for that price.
This is different from Scratching from a sale, that means you did not show up with the horse for whatever reason.
Often times if a horse is PO'ed in the ring, that does not mean it did not sale. A lot of times a Buyer and a Seller can work out a price after the auction, and go to the sale office and let them know that a deal was agreed upon. The sale still makes commission on these sales, and the same guarantees are with held that are offered through the ring.