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mane, tail, and legs are black or darker than the rest of the horse

Black Points

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iris of the eye a light color

Walleyed

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indicates a predominance of black hair or deep color, with little yellow apparent

Dark

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refers to the sheen which, when the light strikes the certain shades of dun, chestnut, and bay, makes them seem transluscent and golden

Golden

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means a darker ribbon which goes along the back from mane to tail. The line may be almost any color though red and black are most common.

Line-back / Dorsal Stripe

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indicates large roan spots on some base color

Patched

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indicates uniformity, clarity and depth of color

Pure

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Indicates black stripes or bars on the legs

Striped

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implies darker patches dull finish, or dark overcast

Toasted

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always means dark stripes on the legs and/or withers

Zebra

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a straw yellow or dirty white. Normally caused by a mixture of dark hair and white

Flax / Flaxen

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manes and tails having only white hairs

True White

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lacking refinement; rough, harsh appearance

Coarse

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upper, curved part of neck, peculiar to stallions

Crest

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top profile of neck concave like a female sheep's neck

Ewe-necked

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Fineness of texture; freedom from coarseness

Quality

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  with a curved, crooked hock when viewed from the side

Sickle-hocked

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healthy, active, vigorous

Thrifty Condition

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a "scuffing" on the inside of the diagonal forefeet and hindfeet; generally confined to pacer

Cross-firing

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a noticable pause in the flight of the foot, as though the stride were completed before the foot reaches the ground

Dwelling

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striking fetlock or cannon with the opposite foot; most often done by base-narrow, toe-wide, or splay-foot horses

Interfering

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throwing the front feet outward as they are picked up, most common in toe-narrow or pigeon-toed horses

Paddling

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the hairline at top of hindfoot hits toe of forefoot as it breaks over

Scalping

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the inside of diagonal fore and hind pastern make contact; sometimes seen in fast-trotting horses

Speedy Cutting

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a short, quick, choppy stride, a tendency of horses with short, straight pasterns and straight shoulders

Trappy

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an exaggerated paddling particularly noticable in high-going horses

Winging

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a three-beat gait that is moderate and easy

Canter

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controlled gait; a correct coordinated action

Collected

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front foot and the opposite hind foot take off and stop at the same time; legs and feet move in diagonal pairs

Diagonal Gait

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when a rider's reaction to a horse's gaits are pleasant and enjoyable

Easy Gaited