Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A reserve stud or ‘mob’ of horses from which remounts may be drawn by cavalry or any mounted expedition while on the march.

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Examples

  • An hour suffices to drive up the "caballada," and remount the bandits at any friendly interior ranch.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas A Franco-Californian Romance

  • The horses of the _caballada_ and the pack-animals were continually giving out and refusing to proceed.

    What I Saw in California

  • He was told that the horse was drawn from the public _caballada_, at Los Angeles, and could not be given up.

    What I Saw in California

  • At the end of twenty miles, the horses which have been rode are discharged and turned into the _caballada_, and horses which have not been rode, but driven along without weight, are saddled and mounted and rode at the same speed, and so on to the end of the journey.

    What I Saw in California

  • As we were passing near a rancho, a well-dressed Californian rode out to us, and, after examining the horses of our miserable _caballada_, politely claimed one of them as his property.

    What I Saw in California

  • A _caballada_, of some 500 or 600 loose horses and mules is driven along with us, but many of them are miserable sore-backed skeletons, having been exhausted with hard usage and bad fare during the summer campaign.

    What I Saw in California

  • -- To relieve our horses, which are constantly giving out from exhaustion, the grass being insufficient for their sustenance while performing labour, the entire battalion, officers and men, were ordered to march on foot, turning their horses, with the saddles and bridles upon them, into the general _caballada_, to be driven along by the horse-guard.

    What I Saw in California

  • An authorized agent of Col. Fremont had arrived at the fort the day that I left it, with power to take the _caballada_ of public horses, and to enroll volunteers for the expedition to the south.

    What I Saw in California

  • Learning from them that there was a _caballada_ of horses secreted in one of the

    What I Saw in California

  • While enjoying the _pic-nic_ with our agreeable hostess, a _caballada_ was driven into the _corral_ by two _vaqueros_, and two gentlemen soon after came into the house.

    What I Saw in California

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