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Horse Stalls by Triton: Glossary of Terms

This glossary lists many of the words and technical terms used in our web site and in our users guides.

We've tried to use terms correctly, but sometimes we've used common terms with specialized or non-standard implications.

We hope you will find table this helpful.



Usage example

Base The fixed bottom part of a horse exerciser containing the motor, drive system and slew bearing, complete with trim panels.
Supports the rotating superstructure, is bolted to the floor or concrete pad, and contains the electrical terminal block.
Cupola Small, decorative tower on a roof.
If functional, used to provide ventilation or to exhaust hot air.
Eave The lower edge of a roof.
Typically parallel to the ground. A candidate location for a gutter.
Fascia The finished edge of a roof at an eave or rake, usually vertical or orthogonal to the roof surface, visible from a distance.
Flashing Sheet metal formed and installed to prevent water ingress.
Typically used where a roof panel meets a wall or a fitting such as a vent or cupola, or in a valley where two roof panels meet.
Footing The material (soil, sand, artificial or composite medium) used for the floor surface of an arena or track.
So named because it supports the horse's feet and better quality and texture of footing benefits the horse.
Gabled roof Roof with two sloped surfaces meeting at a ridge (also pitched roof).
Such as the common roof style used for a center aisle barn or for back to back rows of stalls.
Gate A divider panel, optionally electrified by a fence charger, hung from a horse exerciser arm.
Divides the exercise track into pens. Can rotate about the axis of the arm to slide over a fixed obstruction.
Entry gate A conventional gate to allow entry into the track area and pens of a horse exerciser.
Girt Horizontal structural member in wall.
Common in metal buildings to support wall cladding, not normally used in Triton Barns.
HDG Hot dip
The preferred method of protecting steel from corrosion with a Zn coating applied in a molten bath.
Protects the entire piece including welds, inside and exterior surfaces
Pitched roof Same as gabled roof above.
Purlin Horizontal structural member in a roof.
Runs between two trusses, parallel to the roof ridge, and supports the roof deck material or metal roofing panels.
Rake The sloped edge of a roof.
A gable is typically formed by between two rakes.
Shed roof A single plane, sloped roof (also skillion roof).
Such as a simple roof for a single stall or single row of stalls.
Soffit The finish material below a roof panel and rafters, from the wall to the edge of the roof,
visible from below. Usually either parallel to the ground or parallel to the roof surface.
Superstructure The rotating upper part of a horse exerciser consisting of the tubular center section that bolts to the base, arms and gates.
May include the distribution mechanism for fence charger voltage and water for the sprinkler system.
TAG Triton Arena Groomer.
Line of products to level and control the texture and condition of a surface such as a show ring or riding arena.
Tine Pointed, replaceable hardened steel tip used by an arena groomer to loosen the footing.
Tine Spring Spring steel replaceable link attaching a tine to the arena groomer tine assembly,
Track The area between the inner and outer walls of a horse exerciser where the horse exercises.
Truss Used here for any sloped structural roof support member.
May be a single box section member (shed roof) or two box sections and connecting plates (ridge roof).
Turbine vent Roof vent where wind turns a turbine to help extract hot air.
Typically placed near the top of the roof to lower interior or attic temperatures.



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