from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Southwestern U.S. A herd of horses from which ranch hands select their mounts.
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- n. A herd of horses from which the horses to be used for a particular purpose are selected.
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- n. the herd of horses from which those to be used the next day are chosen
The horse herd accompanying a trail drive was known as a remuda pronounced remoother in Texas.
The horse herd accompanying a trail drive was known as the remuda pronounced remoother in Texas.
Quinn, the man who had watched over the remuda of horses at night, had left for a better life in an MFA program.
A fierce and independent group numbering in the thousands with a remuda of fifteen thousand horses and camping in Palo Duro Canyon—the Quahadis—was beyond anything they knew or could guess at.
All trailed by the enormous horse remuda, the source of their wealth.
All that remained of the remuda were fifty horses and nine mules.12 Mackenzie was furious.
One might think that an entire human settlement consisting of several hundred lodges, with large numbers of women and children and old men, many tons of equipment and provisions and supplies, along with a remuda of three thousand horses and mules, an unspecified number of cattle, and dogs, would be an easy enough quarry.
This kept the remuda in place until the men could rope and saddle their horses.
Behind him was the chuckwagon driven by the cook, with the horse wrangler and the remuda on the left or right.
The personnel consisted of sixteen to eighteen cowboys, a cook and his wagon, and a horse wrangler for the remuda.
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