Horsey Slang?

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  1. palmerlover52

    palmerlover52 New Member

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    I have a project to do on colloquial english and I have to write a report on use of slang in certain social groups. I'd much rather do it on something I give two willies about rather than some chavs acting cool outside coop. So is there any specific slang you associate with riding? I actually can't think of any!
     
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  2. horses4eva888

    horses4eva888 Duke

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    Joddys?
    Going for a blast?
    Hooning about?

    Is that the sort of thing or have I got the wrong end of the stick:p
     
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  3. palmerlover52

    palmerlover52 New Member

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    That's the kind of thing! Stuff we'd understand but someone non horsey would be like :confused:!

    (Not technical terms like piaffe or cavaletti or whatever, but yeah)
     
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    GG
    Ned / Neddies
     
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    Stressage
     
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  7. Djtaf

    Djtaf New Member

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    ok here we go...

    :D
    -bombing off
    -horsey treat (One of the ones at our yard) :rolleyes:
    -joddys
    -"il just throw his stuff on" instead of tacking up!!

    thats all ive got at the mo... il think of some more later!!!
     
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  8. horses4eva888

    horses4eva888 Duke

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    Not sure if this counts but

    Skipping out?

    If you said that to a non-horsey person they'd be like 'why do you skip?' I guess:p
     
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  9. Kis Vihar

    Kis Vihar Nutty Saddlers !

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    'Having a hoolie on the stubble field'!! Horsey people know what it means!! ;)
     
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  10. Tally.

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    ponio!
     
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  11. Tally.

    Tally. New Member

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    oh, oh, i got another one

    going out the side door :D
     
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  12. Kis Vihar

    Kis Vihar Nutty Saddlers !

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    Not exactly slang...but 'good doer' - frequently referring to a horse who is a 'flumpet cob'!!! :D
     
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  13. NatalieR

    NatalieR RIP Bruno-Love ya foreva

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    just take a notepad and pen to a yard:p lots of strange stuffs are said:D

    or just talk to a non horsey friend, and see what bit they were >:confused:< :)
     
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  14. Flash Harry

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    Erm...........there is a phrase used amongst the `flat` racing world, i will explain
    A horse that performs brilliantly at home, that is a colt, is a morning glory
    However he fails to `perform`when requested to , ie the race track
    I will let you make up your own mind :D
     
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    Pone
    A Net (Haynet)
    The crap pile (Use your imagination...! Probs not suitable for an essay tho!)
    Going up! (rearing)
    Bronco (bucking)
     
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  16. Cobby job
    Jods
    Going for a plod

    Numptie!
     
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  17. Ginger Thing

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    How about 'on his toes' ?
     
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    Riggy
    Mareish
    Spooky
    HiViz
    Tanking off
    Ewe necked
    Goose rump...

    All ears.
     
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    Ruskii Well-Known Member

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    Not technically an english word but along the same lines of going for a hoolie in a stubble field, the Aussie version is 'Bush Bashing' :D
     
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  20. palmerlover52

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    Cobby Job?

    Thank you guys, this is really helpful :D (Love the racing one Flash Harry LOL)
     
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