- of or relating to a horse not sensitive to the pressure of a bit.
- stubborn; obstinate; self-willed.
Origin of hardmouthed
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Historical Examples of hard-mouthed
No––the horse is hard-mouthed, but I prefer my own saddle and bridle.Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
She was hard-mouthed and indignant, which, after all, was but natural.The Golden Face
William Le Queux
He was hard-mouthed and gray-eyed; he seemed the kind of a man to do his job.When the Owl Cries
But he was hard-mouthed, and stiff-necked and hell-bent on having his own way about things.I Married a Ranger
Dama Margaret Smith
You would soon spoil him, and make him hard-mouthed, if you jerked the bit about in that fashion.First in the Field
George Manville Fenn
- (of a horse) not responding satisfactorily to a pull on the bit
- stubborn; obstinate