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Types of horse
Shoes, harness, etc.
Named horses

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Horses

General

In thoroughbred horse racing, a filly becomes a mare at Click to show or hide the answer
Otherwise a filly becomes a mare, and a colt becomes a stallion, at Click to show or hide the answer
Hand Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
A pony is less than Click to show or hide the answer
The height of a horse is measured to its Click to show or hide the answer
Teeth of an adult horse Click to show or hide the answer
White mark on a horse's forehead Click to show or hide the answer
Common name for the distal phalanx or third phalanx – the most distal (furthest) bone of a horse's forelimb, lying completely within the hoof capsule Click to show or hide the answer
Tufts of hair just above the hooves Click to show or hide the answer
V–shaped band of horn on the underside of the hoof Click to show or hide the answer
Synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF), or 'thumps', is the equine equivalent of (human condition) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Joint between the fetlock and knee, equivalent to the human ankle Click to show or hide the answer
The coffin joint is in a horse's Click to show or hide the answer
Between fetlock and hoof Click to show or hide the answer
Highest part of a horse's back (between its shoulders) Click to show or hide the answer
Castrated stallion Click to show or hide the answer

Types of horse

Term used in North America for an untrained horse Click to show or hide the answer
Free–roaming feral horses of Australia (lost by or escaped from early settlers) Click to show or hide the answer
Breed of draught horse named after a Scottish region Click to show or hide the answer
The only breed of pony of Irish origin Click to show or hide the answer
The best–known war horse of the mediaeval era – from the Latin for "right–sided" – brought to England by William the Conqueror Click to show or hide the answer
The world's smallest breed of horse – developed in Argentina Click to show or hide the answer
Small, well–bred Spanish horse – sometimes used in English for a female mule Click to show or hide the answer
Primitive Polish breed of pony – name is a Polish diminutive for a horse – said to be the closest living relative of the last breed of western European wild horse. Has been introduced in areas of Western Europe (e.g. Cambridgeshire) where native breeds have died out Click to show or hide the answer
Breed of horse used in the Spanish Riding School of Vienna – named after a village near Trieste, now in Slovenia Click to show or hide the answer
Free–roaming feral horses of America (lost by or escaped from early settlers); name derived from Spanish mesteno (ownerless) Click to show or hide the answer
Highly–valued riding horse of the middle ages, comparable to a knight's destrier – noted for its smooth, ambling gait; popular with nobles and ladies Click to show or hide the answer
Golden–brown horse with silver mane and tail Click to show or hide the answer
Powerful draught horse, named after the valley of its origin in northern France Click to show or hide the answer
American term for a horse with large patches of white and another colour Click to show or hide the answer
The tallest of the modern draught horse breeds – descended from the Destrier and from 100 horses brought from the low countries in the reign of King John Click to show or hide the answer
White and red (or white and brown) horse Click to show or hide the answer
Reddish–brown horse Click to show or hide the answer
The oldest English breed – a strong, solid work horse, always chestnut in colour Click to show or hide the answer
Western Europe's last native breed of wild horse – extinct from about 2000 BC Click to show or hide the answer

Shoes, harness, etc.

For polo, cross country, show jumping and "western riding", shoes are most often made of Click to show or hide the answer
For racing, and often for dressage, shoes are made of Click to show or hide the answer
Pelham, snaffle, Kimberwick: types of Click to show or hide the answer
Joins girdle to reins and prevents the horse from lifting its head too high Click to show or hide the answer
Crupper, hames Click to show or hide the answer
The spiked wheel on a spur Click to show or hide the answer
Dandy–brush: used for Click to show or hide the answer

Named horses

Xanthus, Belius (brothers; Xanthus talked!): mounts of Click to show or hide the answer
El Cid's horse (meaning "simpleton") Click to show or hide the answer
Mary Queen of Scots's palfrey - named after the Countess of Dunbar Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the horse on which, according to legend, Dick Turpin rode from London to York Click to show or hide the answer
Alexander the Great's horse Click to show or hide the answer
Gene Autry's horse Click to show or hide the answer
US army horse that survived Custer's Last Stand Click to show or hide the answer
Duke of Wellington's horse (at Waterloo) Click to show or hide the answer
The Cisco Kid's horse Click to show or hide the answer
Steptoe & Son's horse Click to show or hide the answer
Caligula's horse (appointed Consul) Click to show or hide the answer
Napoleon's horse (named after a battle of 1800, at which Napoleon (first?) rode him; captured by the British at Waterloo) Click to show or hide the answer
Buried next to the winning post at Aintree, 1995 Click to show or hide the answer
Don Quixote's horse Click to show or hide the answer
Tonto's horse Click to show or hide the answer
British army horse, badly injured by an IRA bomb, London, 1984 Click to show or hide the answer
Gandalf's horse, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy Click to show or hide the answer
Colonel Potter's cherished horse in M*A*S*H Click to show or hide the answer
William III's horse, from which he fell, leading to his death from pneumonia Click to show or hide the answer
Richard III's favourite horse Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Hopalong Cassidy's horse Click to show or hide the answer
Robert E. Lee's horse Click to show or hide the answer
Roy Rogers's horse Click to show or hide the answer
Also the name of the horse that pulled "the fastest milk–cart in the West" in the Benny Hill song Ernie (1971)

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