Glossary of Equine Terms – U

Undershot: A deformity in which the lower jaw projects beyond the upper.

Unsoundness: Term used to describe any condition, or conformation fault that limit the horse’s ability to perform his job. Including sidebone, ringbone, roaring and others.

Up to Weight: Term used to describe a horse that, by virtue of its size, substance and conformation, is capable of carrying substantial weight.

Urticaria: Allergic reaction characterized by bumps or weals on the skin. More commonly called hives.

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