One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A strap passing under a horse's throat to help keep the bridle in position.
- ‘It boasts a straight collar with a throatlatch, a hidden placket with a three-button closure, and hacking pockets, giving it a distinguished vintage flair.’
- ‘Also, they put such an emphasis on a fine throatlatch that I think they are making a smaller wind pipe. A big loose-hanging windpipe has a lot to do with air-exchange, which makes these horses able to gallop so well.’
- ‘Have you ever wished there were a better way to keep the throatlatch on your bridle from falling out or being all on one side?’
- ‘Under jockey Pedro Alvarado, Roscoe Pito stayed at the throatlatch of Bold Texas through a quarter-mile in: 23 and a half-mile in: 47.31.’
- ‘Elastic loops allow the throatlatch to slip onto our barrette back concho.’
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