In the Uk this refers to a type of horse, rather than a breed, which is suitable for being ridden to hounds

Horses with hounds out fox hunting in England

A Traditional Hunt Out In The English Countryside

In America it normally means a well mannered and smooth gaited jumping horse…

Equestrian sport and activity is full of odd sounding terms and definitions which is why we decided to put together a comprehensive index of known equine terms, most are British , some are American and a few are specific to Europe

We hope you find our A-Z Index of Equestrian Terms useful
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