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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:29 PM
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Horsey Slang?

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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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:31 PM
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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
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:34 PM
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That's the kind of thing! Stuff we'd understand but someone non horsey would be like !

(Not technical terms like piaffe or cavaletti or whatever, but yeah)
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:38 PM
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Ned / Neddies
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:39 PM
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Hoss!
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:40 PM
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Stressage
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:41 PM
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ok here we go...


-bombing off
-horsey treat (One of the ones at our yard)
-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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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:41 PM
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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
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:42 PM
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'Having a hoolie on the stubble field'!! Horsey people know what it means!!
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:42 PM
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ponio!
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:43 PM
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oh, oh, i got another one

going out the side door
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:44 PM
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Not exactly slang...but 'good doer' - frequently referring to a horse who is a 'flumpet cob'!!!
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:44 PM
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just take a notepad and pen to a yard lots of strange stuffs are said

or just talk to a non horsey friend, and see what bit they were ><
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:46 PM
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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
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:46 PM
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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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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:48 PM
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Cobby job
Jods
Going for a plod

Numptie!
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:53 PM
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How about 'on his toes' ?
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 07:59 PM
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Riggy
Mareish
Spooky
HiViz
Tanking off
Ewe necked
Goose rump...

All ears.
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 08:02 PM
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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'
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 08:04 PM
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Cobby job
Jods
Going for a plod

Numptie!
Cobby Job?

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

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