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Advertising Jargon Utilized for On-Line and Newspaper Horse Ads
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Advertising Jargon Utilized for On-Line and Newspaper Horse Ads

People often turn to classified advertising either online or in a local newspaper to sell a horse. Since classified advertising can be expensive, owners often utilize abbreviated horse jargon to save money. Breeders and horse trainers are familiar with the jargon; however, the horse novice may require some explanation. Frequently, abbreviated phrases are selected to refer to the temperament of a horse. Some abbreviations denote the health of the horse. While, still others signify a specific breed or color.

  • BACKYARD: Instead of a barn or stable, the horse lives in the backyard of the owner.
  • BLK: The horse has a black coat.
  • BOLD: A horse meeting this description may be slightly spirited but is not nervous.
  • BOMB-PROOF: The horse does not spook.
  • BR: The horse has a brown coat or can also refer to a horse trained to barrel race.
  • CH: The horse has a chestnut coat.
  • EASY KEEPER: Horse does not have costly dietary needs to maintain weight.
  • EXP: Due to this horse’s temperament a rider with experience behind the reigns is required.
  • GNTL: Refers to a gentle horse that may be rode by a novice rider.
  • GREEN: A green horse has not been ridden.
  • HAND: The common measurement for a horse is called a hand and measures four inches.
  • HOT: Only an advanced physically fit rider should approach this high spirited horse to ride.
  • IN UTERO: This term refers to an unborn foal.
  • JMP: The horse has been trained to jump.
  • LOADS: The term describes a horse that is easily loaded into a horse trailer.
  • NR: The letters NR refers to a horse that has never been registered.
  • POA: The term refers to Pony of the Americas.
  • OTT: This horse is an off the track thoroughbred and has been raced.
  • QH: Quarter horse is abbreviated to QH.
  • RESC: This is a rescue horse.
  • RIDES: Horse is trained to ride with a saddle.
  • RIDES GRT: The horse has received extensive training and rides great.
  • SCHL HRSE: This horse is gentle enough to train young child riders. The horse may have been utilized previously for lessons. 
  • STUD: The horse is a stallion.
  • SOUND: A sound horse is in good health and has not lameness concerns.
  • TIES: The horse will stand still while being tied to a fence or post.
  • TR: The horse is great for trail rides.
  • UTD: This abbreviation means all vaccinations are up to date.
  • V.M.D.: This is the common abbreviation for Veterinary Medical Doctor.
  • WHT: The horse has a white coat.
  • WTC: While this abbreviation stands for walk, trot, cantor, it does not mean that the horse is thoroughly trained.

 

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  1. Archippus
    A special thanks to my friend T.S. for allowing me to photograph her horses.
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  2. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    Thank you for sharing. This is stuff that one will need to know when looking for a horse. Voted.
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    1. Archippus
      In Reply to PFT Susan:A friend of mine posted a pic of fb of riding horses on the beach. It made me think of you!
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  3. immasweetiepie
    As usual fantastic article Miss Coach! I love you, friend! <3
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    1. Archippus
      In Reply to Immasweetiepie: Thanks for the vote! It is appreciated!
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