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A halter designed for directing a horse by pressure on the nose rather than by a bit, used especially in breaking horses to a bridle.

[Alteration of Spanish jáquima, halter, from Old Spanish xaquima, from Arabic šakīma, bit of a bridle, from šakama, to bridle; see śkm in Semitic roots.]
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(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) US and NZ a rope or rawhide halter used for unbroken foals
[C19: by folk etymology from Spanish jáquima headstall, from Old Spanish xaquima, from Arabic shaqīmah]
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(ˈhæk əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr)

a simple looped bridle, by means of which controlling pressure is exerted on the nose of a horse, used chiefly in breaking colts.
[1840–50, Amer.; alter. (by folk etym.) of Sp jáquima headstall < Arabic shaqīmah]
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Noun1.hackamore - rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leadinghackamore - rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
harness - stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
headgear - stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head
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The following day I fashioned a hackamore from a piece which I cut from the end of my long Galu rope, and then I mounted him fully prepared for a struggle of titanic proportions in which I was none too sure that he would not come off victor; but he never made the slightest effort to unseat me, and from then on his education was rapid.
In winter a short buffalo coat over his blue flannel shirt, his legs encased in enormous leather trousers called 'chaparejos' (everything the cowboy wears is called by a Mexican name), or more commonly, 'chaps,' his stirrups covered by great flapping 'trappaderos,' his reatta or lasso coiled at his saddle bow, with the thin, single-rein hackamore or plaited hair bridle held delicately between his thumb and finger, and contrasting oddly with his enormous spurs, big enough to disembowel his small steed, and always, of course, the well filled cartridge belt round his waist and the brown or white handle of his revolver sticking out of the pockets in the front of his leather trousers, for it is only when on foot that the cowboy carries his shooting iron on his hip.
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As a result of her stubbornness she wore a hackamore bridle, traditionally associated with showjumpers, which served its purpose as she now wears a normal bridle.
Saturday, July 10, at 1574 Hackamore Way in Eugene for Margaret M.
A longer purchase, a longer shank, a bigger port, a double rein, a hackamore, a spade, a snaffle.
The auto-assist (dubbed SpeedSafe) Speed Bump, and its brother, the Spec Bump, represents what Ken Onion can do with the hackamore off and teeth to the wind.
At first, riders may have controlled their mounts with no more than a rope around the jaw or some sort of hackamore. Antler cheekpieces, which served as toggles to soft mouthpieces of rope, rawhide, or sinew, have been found at sites of the earliest domesticated horse on the steppes north of the Black Sea.
"A change to a hackamore earlier this year has made all the difference."
Dr Cook said: "The bosal, the hackamore and the sidepull are not perfect but they cause fewer and less serious problems than the bit."
They stole a range of riding equipment including saddles, bridles including a hackamore bitless bridle, horse blankets, head collars, leading ropes and girths for the saddles.