what do these phrases mean?

this is not part of any quiz, but what do these phrases actually mean.

turned away

tying up or tied up

good to do

good doer


theirs more but cant think right now, will add them as i do thanks for helping.

18 Answers

  • Rosi M
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Turned away - A term used when working livestock from horseback. You've turned them away from where they were trying to go.

    Tying up or tied up - Means something's WRONG with your horse, that it's VERY painful for them to move could be Asatoria (sp?)

    Good To Go - Ready to do whatever the job is.

    Good Doer - Good worker, horse or man.

    Founder - Chronic founder means he will always have foot problems with that leg, and will occasionally cross the line to full blown laminitis on occasion. Founder is when there is an inflammation in the blood vessels and tissues that surround and help adhere the coffin bone to the hoof. Laminitis is when those tissues start to break down and the coffin bone pulls away from the hoof, starts to rotate, and then sink down through the bottom of the hoof. Founder is very painful and if not addressed properly and immediately, it will lead to laminitis which typically has a very guarded prognosis.

    The x-ray will show if the coffin bone is rotating as in laminitis. A horse with chronic founder and laminitis problems may show a displaced coffin bone (sunken) caused by past problems. Founder is usually detected by severe pain in the hoof, increased digital pulses, and heat from the hoof.

    Horses can founder from various causes, too much fresh grass, too much grain, hard concussion from running on hard ground, foaling and retaining the placentia, too long riding in a trailer and not being able to move around, just to name a few.

    Source(s): Over 40 years of training horses, riders and making/repairing saddles and tack. With one VERY old AQHA ID #.
  • zakiit
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Turned away - a horse has been broken in and then turned out to grow up for a season, physically.

    Tying up -or tied up, - when a horse has a sort of spasm usually in the back legs, also called lymphangitis, a swelling and paralysis due to fast excersise after a period of rest while still on hard feed. This is serious and the only prevention is to change to bulk feed only on the night before a day off, possible turn out into paddock and then gentle excersise for the first 1/2 hour or so the next time he or she is ridden. If they do tie up then forced excersise is unadvisable. Box home and keep warm till vet arrives.

    Good to do - easy to keep both in feed (keeps weight on easily) and also easy to handle (groom, box, shoe, clip etc) depending on context.

    Good doer is a horse who seems to thrive on hard work and not alot of hard food and supplements.

    Founder is another word for laminitis an inflamation of the blood vessels in the feet with complications. Usually because the horse is too fat and is on lush grass. Was once confined to ponies but now horses seem to be getting it more too. Can also come on later in life due to Cushings Disease - another symptom would be thick curly coat in summer.

  • Zeb G
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Turned away. to put out at pasture for a length of time.

    Usually done over winter after backing and light

    schooling in a horses first season of training.

    Tying up. Over protein diet not enough work can lead to

    tying up. Muscle spasms usually in the back.

    can be fatal

    Tied up. A horse in this condition

    Good to do Knows how to get the best out of people!! Be

    nice and they are nice right back!

    Good doer Live on fresh air

    Founder The pedal bone has rotated in the foot. True

    Founder is when the pedal bone has gone

    through the sole of the foot.

  • Susan
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    1. Turned away -- put out to grass for a break after training, breaking or competing

    2. Tied up -- Stomach pinched up after hard work where there is a lactic acid built up in muscles and dehydration

    3. good to do -- I don't know probably reasonably good like all rounder??

    4. Good doer --Horse that puts weight on even in a bare field

    5. Founder -- Laminitis where the pedal bone in the foot rotates and points downwards because the laminae are inflamed and can no longer support it because of restricted blood flow

    You think you know then when you start to write it out you wonder. Open to corrections please

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  • 1 decade ago

    Turned away: the horse is broken in in a basic fashion (ie bitted, sat on etc) and then turned out to grass (and left alone) for another year or so and allowed to mature. Horses are usually turned away if they are broken early, for example at 3 years old.

    Tied up: refers to a muscular pathology caused by, most probably, over-feeding. Technically termed exertional rhabdomyolysis or azoturia, the pathology involves acute muscle death causing exquisite pain. The exact cause is unknown but it is usually seen in over-fed horses who are rested for several days and still fed a high-grain ration. One hypothesis is the excess carbohydrate leads to rapid lactic acid build-up in the muscles causing the acute muscle breakdown. Other hypotheses include selenium/vit E deficiency and blood electrolyte imbalance. Effects are generally temporary but secondary effects may be severe and include kidney failure.

    Good to do: an amenable horse! Usually refers to shoeing, grooming, catching etc.

    Good doer: prone to becoming fat. A good doer needs relatively little feed to maintain body weight. Often native/cob-type horses and ponies.

    Founder: an event secondary to laminitis. Founder is used in the UK exclusively to describe sinking (not rotation) of the pedal bone, sometimes to the extent that it can penetrate the sole of the foot. The laminae anchor the pedal bone in position in the foot where it is suspended. Inflammation of the laminae (laminitis, caused by excess sugar in the diet, obesity or hormonal problems) causes loss of support to the pedal bone allowing it to sink under the weight of the leg. This causes loss of blood supply to the laminae and can, in severe cases, result in the horse/pony having to be put down. In the USA some use the term founder synonomously with laminitis but in the UK it is something more specific.

    Source(s): I'm an equine vet
  • 1 decade ago

    Turned means a time at rest out at grass. Tying up means azoturia or more commonly known as monday morning sickness. Good to do is easy to look after in all respects. Good doer means easy to keep weight and condition on the horse. Founder is laminitis.

  • 1 decade ago

    Turned away-turned into the field

    tying up or tied up- do to with poor muscels

    god to do- could be good to groom/tack up/catch/box ect.

    good doer-put's weight on easily

    founder-i think is something to do wiv lamintis and the feet

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    turned away - been broken in but now not being ridden.

    tying up or tied up - like a lead rope has been tied up with the horse.

    good to do - easy horse to handle

    good doer - doesnt need masses of feed and extra care

  • Jane
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Those four words roll off the tongue as a lighthearted way of asking "What's up? What's next?" And that tripping lightly stuff makes sense, since "How now, brown cow" has its origin in elocution, where the phrase was used to demonstrate properly rounded vowels. Each "ow" sound in the phrase represents an individual diphthong.

  • 1 decade ago

    Turned away = term for a horse that has been broken to ride and then put back in the field to further mature ie turned away

    Tying up - muscles start to act anaerobically and the horse can't move properly because of the effects

    Good to do = easy to produce/ride/turn out

    Good doer = gains weight easily, needs low fat diet

    Founder = Like laminitis effects the hoof and causes lameness

    Hope this helps

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