Definitions

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  • n. A part of a horse's bridle that consists of a headstall with a noseband. When a martingale is used, it is attached to the horse's head at the cavesson.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of noseband used in breaking and training horses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cavezon.

Etymologies

From French caveçon, from Italian capezzone. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fanny had arrived at from the opposite extreme, but some lingering remnant of prudence had induced him to put on the cavesson headstall, with the long rope attached to it, over the filly's bridle.

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • A cavesson nose-band properly put on, will shut the mouth of a puller which wants to keep it open, and will thus help the rider to control him.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • "His bridle," says the late Lord B----, who rode frequently with him at Genoa, "had, besides cavesson and martingale, various reins; and whenever he came near a place where his horse was likely to shy, he gathered up these said reins and fixed himself as if he was going at a five-barred gate."

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

  • The second has only a cavesson and has a loose ring snaffle on it. (pony size) 3 other bridles

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  • One is brown leather with a green felt browband and snaffle bit (cavesson) (pony size)

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  • I always start a young horse on a lunge cavesson for their first longreining sessions.

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  • Once he has learned this in the cavesson, you can restart him on the bit. millitiger - thank you thats what I ended up doing - I realised I was making the situation worse and confusing him, so I stood very quietly and then praised him a lot when he moved on -

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  • I do however, off the farm and when training, use a cavesson or headstall similar to that used by the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, and also used in Spain and Portugal for leading stallions, where it’s called the serreta.

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  • a hard puller, who goes along with his mouth open and is so headstrong that he will not slacken speed when required, is an ordinary double bridle, a cavesson nose-band and a standing martingale.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • "I have the cavesson and all on her ready for ye, and I was thinking we'd take her south into Mr. Gunning's land.

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

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