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Cowgirl Lingo You’ll Hear On A Western Horse Farm

You must be in the presence of a real cowgirl if you hear these words!

September 05, 2018

You probably already knew the horse world has its own set of vocabulary words. Cowgirls seem to have their own lingo as well. From western saddle parts to different types of horses, there’s a word for it! Learn what these common terms mean.

1. Bosal: Head piece that goes over the horse’s nose and ties in a knot at the chin

2. Breast Collar: Connects from the saddle around the chest to keep the saddle from sliding back

3. Cold-backed: A horse that often bucks when you first get on

4. Concho: Round silver pieces used to decorate a saddle

5. Cow Sense: A horse that is good at working cattle and knows what to do

6. Dusted: Thrown from a horse

7. Hay Burner: Another name for a horse

8. Jog: A western term for a trot

9. Lope: A western term for a canter

10. Outfit: A cattle ranch or those involved in a trail drive

11. Passenger: A person who rides a horse and doesn’t have control

12. Rein Back: A horse that is backing up

13. Saddle Skirt: A piece of leather (or synthetic material) that attaches to the underside of the tree bars on a saddle

14. Stake Out: The horse is attached to a long rope to allow grazing

15. String: A group of horses that belong to a rider

16. Tree: Wooden or metal frame of a saddle

17: Two-handed Horse: A horse that doesn’t neck rein

18. Whoa: Command used to stop a well-trained horse

19. Wrangler: Employed to handle the animals on the farm

20. Wreck: When a horse goes crazy with their rider and there’s an accident

What lingo have you heard around a western farm?

20 Terms For Every Horse Lover To Learn

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