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Horse & Rider Gear is an online glossary of terms and definitions commonly encountered by horse lovers. Click on the links below to choose from our alphabetical list of terms.


Gauze or cotton that protects a horse's wound from infection. It also holds the wounded area in the proper position for healing, prevents inflammation, keeps the area warm, prevents it from drying out, and protects tissues from bumps and bruises.

Equine bandages are multilayered and are changed every one to three days on a fresh wound. They are also used to protect a horse from cuts and bruises when trailering the animal over long distances.