headstall


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head·stall

 (hĕd′stôl′)
n.
The section of a bridle that fits over a horse's head. Also called headpiece.

headstall

(ˈhɛdˌstɔːl)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) another word (esp US) for head collar

head•stall

(ˈhɛdˌstɔl)

n.
that part of a bridle or halter that encompasses the head of an animal.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headstall - the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head
band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
bridle - headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
References in classic literature ?
I had of course long been used to a halter and a headstall, and to be led about in the fields and lanes quietly, but now I was to have a bit and bridle; my master gave me some oats as usual, and after a good deal of coaxing he got the bit into my mouth, and the bridle fixed, but it was a nasty thing
I followed right along, knowing she'd have trouble with the headstall, and I declare if she wan't pattin' Buster's nose and talkin' to him, and when she put her little fingers into his mouth he opened it so fur I thought he'd swaller her, for sure.
A clear limpid spring which they discovered in a cool grove relieved Don Quixote and Sancho of the dust and fatigue due to the unpolite behaviour of the bulls, and by the side of this, having turned Dapple and Rocinante loose without headstall or bridle, the forlorn pair, master and man, seated themselves.
And then, as to his decoration: headstall, breast-bands, saddle and crupper are lavishly embroidered with beads, and hung with thimbles, hawks' bells, and bunches of ribbons.
The horse is decorated with a beaded headstall including a cone of hawk feathers, beaded and fringed reigns and martingale that match the beaded flat bag hanging on the horn of the native style saddle.
She was dancing, throwing her head, and when I pushed the clacking door open wide enough for me to pass, she pulled back hard, and the leather headstall snapped.
7) Fit the headstall (the piece that is fixed on the horse's head) with your right hand.