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French "horsy" terms

Posted by baden2 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by baden2 - 3 years ago

thanks fopr the advise, forgot to get notified by email ! 

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Posted by Kenova - 3 years ago

I didn't know the term in English, it's interesting!

So, to "take a nap" is... "paddocker"  in French ! Which means the horse wants to go back to the paddock!

"Mon cheval paddocke" 

Used especially in the arena when your horse tries to go to the exit unprompted but could be used otherwise.

 

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Posted by Jack1-977774 - 3 years ago

Doubt there is a direct translation for 'nap' so I tend to go literal in these situations. Explain that the horse turns around and tries to canter home every time you go out on a hack (a hack is called a 'ballad').

Try: 'A chaque fois que nous sortons sur un ballad, mon cheval se retourn en galopen vers la maison'.

Forgive me if my spelling/grammer is a bit off, but it will be understood.

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Posted by moi-383589 - 3 years ago

http://www.frenchlearner.com/vocabulary/equestrian/

http://www.lexiqueducheval.net/lexique_sommaire_engl.html

http://www.randocheval.com/dico_en.htm