Glossary of Equine Terms - V Vaulting to Vertical By Equus | March 10, 2017 | 1 minute read Vaulting: Equestrian sport involving gymnastic exercises done on the back of a moving horse. Vertical: (i) Upright fence with no spread. Can be rails, planks, gate or wall. (ii) Also used to describe the horse’s head set, as in on the vertical. Back to Index What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!