Definition of halter-break in US English:



[with object]
  • Accustom (a young horse) to wearing and being handled in a halter.

    • ‘Our staff can then assist in imprinting and halter-breaking your new baby and starting them on a nutrition program that is most beneficial to their health in years to come.’
    • ‘They also have to halter-break a yearling heifer within a certain time frame, which gives some relief to those who work at the Beef Center.’
    • ‘At camp, Mr. John T. Baker helped us halter-break our calves and teach them to lead and show!’
    • ‘Standard size domestic donkeys are useful for halter-breaking young calves and foals.’
    • ‘It is important that we halter-break each stallion so that they can be caught up on the range and led away from the mares.’