hackamore

[ hak-uh-mawr, -mohr ]SEE DEFINITION OF hackamore

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"Wildfire, I got a rope on you—an' a hackamore—an' a blinder," said Slone.

Then he put the hackamore on it and took it out to the gate and tied it to the fence.

Then with the animal's hackamore in his hand, he mounted and rode to join Hugh.

He was already saddled and a hackamore was twisted round his nose.

Dade went on tying the hackamore with a haste that might be called anxious.

I'm going to ride him to-day with a hackamore; and you watch him perform, old man!

He wore no spurs; and as for Surry, he had no bridle and bit, but a hackamore instead.

And every summer at home his father added extension courses in the saddle and bridle, spur, hackamore and lariat to his education.

The rider leaned forward and his hands worked on the head of his mount until the hackamore also came free and was tossed aside.

"Maybe;" said Antonio, who had just come from the stable carrying on one arm his saddle, blanket, hackamore and quirt.

WORD ORIGIN

halter for breaking horses, 1850, American English, of uncertain origin. OED and Klein suggests a corruption of Spanish jaquima (earlier xaquima) "halter, headstall of a horse," which Klein suggests is from Arabic shakimah "bit of a bridle, curb, restraint."

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