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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.


In Western riding, a catch rope - one with which cattle are roped - is a length of twisted fiber strands that ends in a loop.

The hondo is the small, tied end of the rope through which the rest of it slides when the rope is thrown. Attached to the hondo is a burner, a strip of leather that helps prevent wear as the rope slides through the hondo while tightening.