a simple looped bridle, by means of which controlling pressure is exerted on the nose of a horse, used chiefly in breaking colts.
Western U.S. any of several forms of halter used especially for breaking horses.
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How to use hackamore in a sentence
Then he put the hackamore on it and took it out to the gate and tied it to the fence.Jack the Young Trapper | George Bird Grinnell
Then with the animal's hackamore in his hand, he mounted and rode to join Hugh.Jack the Young Trapper | George Bird Grinnell
Collie, using both hands, swung the hackamore across the outlaw's neck and tugged.Overland Red | Henry Herbert Knibbs
Then the younger man, talking to her meanwhile, slipped off the bridle and adjusted a hackamore in its place.Overland Red | Henry Herbert Knibbs
The boy, still grasping the hackamore in his left hand, with his right threw the saddle blanket over the animal's back.The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for hackamore
US and NZ a rope or rawhide halter used for unbroken foals
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