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applied to a horse that is sensitive about the head and jerks away when touched

Headshy

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an acquired habit that is annoying, or may interfere with the horse's usefulness. ex. cribbing

Vice

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the fore part of a horse; the forelegs, head, and shoulders is referred to what?

Forehand

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Proper balance or relationship of all parts is called what?

Symmetrical

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any mark or blemish that imapairs usefulness; also called a defect

Unsoundness

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unsoundness; cloudy or opaque appearance of the eye

Cataract

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unsoundness; impaired vision or blindness

Defective Eyes

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unsoundness; inflamed swelling of poll

Poll Evil

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blemish; outward arched profile of the nose area

Roman Nose

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unsoundess; lower jaw is shorter than upper jaw. Also called parrot mouth

Overshot Jaw

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unsoundness or blemish; inflamed swelling of withers

Fistula of Withers

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unsoundness; atrophy or decrease in size of a single muscle or group of muscles, usually found in shoulders

Sweeny

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blemish; soft, flabby swelling at the point of elbow

Shoe Boil / Capped Elbow

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unsoundness, faulty conformation; over on the knees

Buck Knee / Knee-sprun

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unsoundness; enlarged, stretched flexor tendons behind the cannon bones

Bowed Tendons

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unsoundness; bony growth above and toward the rear quarter of hoof head

Side Bone

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unsoundness; fistula of the hoof head

Quittor

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blemish; vertical split in the wall of the hoof

Quarter / Sand Crack

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unsoundness; difficult breathing, lung damage

Heaves

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unsoundness; difficult breathing due to an obstruction, usually in larynx

Roaring

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unsoundness; protrusion of internal organs through the wall (hernia) of the body.

Rupture

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faulty conformation; the condition of having a distinct fall or scoop in that portion of the back between the shoulders and hindquarters

Sway Back

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unsoundness; displaced patella of stifle joint

Stifled

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nervous disorder characterized by excessive jerking of the hind leg

Stringhalt

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unsoundness; puffy swelling which appears on upper part of hock and in front of the large tendon

Thoroughpin

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blemish or unsoundness; enlargement on point of hock. progresses from blemish to unsoundness

Capped Hock

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unsoundness; meaty, soft swelling occuring on inner front part of hock

Bog Spavin

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unsoundness; bony growth usually found on inside lower point of hock

Bone Spavin / Jack Spavin

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unsoundness; hard swelling on back surface of rear cannon about four inches below point of hock

Curb

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unsoundness; usually in hind feet, horse stands bent forward, due to contracted tendons

Cocked Ankle