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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 some states it is illegal to apply a lock to a horse's stall because, in the event of fire, a person needs to be able to open the stall door and let or lead the horses out.

Latches, however, are fine, and some are more horseproof than others. They are easily removed in a hurry by a human yet relatively impossible for a horse to open.