Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cavezon.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Man.) A kind of noseband used in breaking and training horses.
- From French caveçon, from Italian capezzone. (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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