Halter: Like a bridle, but lacking a bit used in handling horses around when they aren't ridden.
Hands: Scale used to measure height of a horse from withers to the ground; equal to four inches.
Handicap: Race for which track handicapper assigns weights to be carried; to make selections on the basis of past performances.
Handle: Amount of money wagered in pari-mutuels on a race or program during a meeting or for a year.
Handily: Horse racing well within itself, with little exertion from the jockey.
Hand ride: Urging a horse with the hands and not the whip.
Harrow: Implement or unit with pulling teeth or tines used to rake and loosen upper surface of a track.
Head: Margin of one horse leading a rival by length of a head.
Head of stretch: Beginning of straight run to finish line.
Heavy (track): Wettest possible condition of a turf course not usually found in North America.
Helmet: Required lightweight fiberglass cap worn by riders not considered part of jockey's riding weight.
High weight: Most weight assigned or carried in a race.
Homebred: Horse bred by owner.
Horse: Reference made to sex of ungelded male 5-years-old or older.
Hot walker: Person who walks horses to cool them out after workout or races.
Hung: Horse failing to advance position in a race when called upon by the jockey.
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