Provided by Maya Peterson
Canter: The horse’s movement of its hind legs in stride with the front, in a diagonal, three beat gait.
Dressage: A series of movements in a long rectangular box that demonstrates the art of riding and creating obedience and flexibility.
Equitation: When the judges are looking at the rider’s position, as opposed to the horse’s.
Bit: A piece of metal/rubber/etc. in the horse’s mouth that is a way for the rider to tell the horse what to do.
Diagonals: Standing up on the stride; the horse’s outside leg is moving forward as the rider stands and when the inside leg is forward, the rider is standing up.