Posts: Equine Neologisms

Hanxious: When lack of food raises your stress level.

Guardienergy: a portmanteau of guardian energy, the reason one is exhausted after spending the day sitting in the sunshine watching one’s post-surgical horse quietly grazing.

Barnshine: When someone at your barn does well and you bask in the reflected glory, even though you had nothing to do with the effort.

Heat Frustration: When you are brimful of enthusiasm to work with your horses, but it is too hot.

Uncanter: When a rider asks a horse to canter and the horse proceeds at an indeterminate gait that is neither a trot nor a canter nor a formal ASB gait.


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