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  • n. Plural form of headstall.


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  • They put headstalls on both colts and tethered one to the hitching post in front of the barn and walked the palomino named Love That Santa Fe around the side into the shade.

    Rain Gods

  • There was a driver, attired in my uncle's colours of maroon and grey, and a fine team of grey geldings with maroon touches on their harness and headstalls.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • The bridles, by contrast, were elaborate, with chased gold cheek-pieces and tall, plumed headstalls.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • The white horses that pulled it had ostrich plumes on their headstalls.

    Ship Of Magic

  • The "riding" lesson had begun with a bewildering new set of terms to learn: withers, fetlocks, gaits, snaffles, cinches, leathers, headstalls

    Time Scout

  • Sister Verna didn't say anything, but he could feel her eyes watching him take the bridles apart, undo the headstalls and reins from the bits.

    Stone of Tears

  • After he had them apart, he packed the headstalls away and flipped the reins over his shoulder.

    Stone of Tears

  • We had made our beasts fine, to honor the Horse Father; my team with red-plumed headstalls and braided tails, and all the rest beribboned.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • "We doesn't ingen'ally put blinders on de saddle hawses, Miss, but ef yer says so I'll tak 'em long back ter de stables an 'change de saddle headstalls fer de _kerridge_ ones, tho' it sure would look mighty cur'ous."

    A Dixie School Girl

  • They took the bits in their mouths, slipped their heads into the headstalls and then waited for Jess to buckle the throat-latches, for that was a trifle beyond them.

    Peggy Stewart at School


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