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A bridle without a bit, operating by exerting pressure on the horse's nose.
- ‘He danced to a stop, neck forced into a tight arch, his rider's hand tight on the hackamore.’
- ‘The no bit bridle from the equestrian company, is not hackamore based.’
- ‘Much of the program is taught to the human and the horse using a rope halter and rope hackamore.’
- ‘When we tried her out she was riding with a hackamore.’
- ‘Trek hopped over the gate easily, something he hadn't done in a while, and slipped the hackamore over his rope halter.’
Mid 19th century: perhaps from Spanish jaquima, earlier xaquima halter.
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