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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.


A lightweight covering available for a variety of purposes: to protect against flies, to keep a newly washed horse clean, to reduce sweating on very hot days, to cool out a sweaty horse on a cold day, or to keep rain and dirt off a horse at pasture.

Some sheets are designed for turnout, while others are only appropriate for use in stalls or while the horse is tied or being walked.

See also Blankets and blanketing