remuda

[ ruh-moo-duh; Spanish re-moo-thah ]
/ rəˈmu də; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑ /

noun, plural re·mu·das [ruh-moo-duhz; Spanish re-moo-thahs]. /rəˈmu dəz; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑs/. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.

a group of saddle horses from which ranch hands choose mounts for the day.

Origin of remuda

1835–45, Americanism;<American Spanish: a change (of horses), Spanish: exchange, derivative of remudar to change, replace, equivalent to re-re- + mudar to change (<Latin mūtāre)
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