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  • Embossed housings and "tapadero," hid the symmetry of their deer-like coursers.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas A Franco-Californian Romance Richard Savage 1874

  • Accordingly, he wore heavy chaps and enormous tapaderos, those leather coverings for the stirrup which protect the feet and ankles from clawing brush; many a South Texas cowboy had saved a leg by the leather armor of chap and tapadero.

    Centennial Michener, James 1974

  • _tapadero_, his physical being dominating his followers, Sneed headed the group that rode slowly down the long open stretch bordering on the east of the town.

    Partners of Chance Henry Herbert Knibbs 1909


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  • -noun


    June 9, 2009

  • A tapadero, sometimes referred to as a "hooded stirrup," is leather cover over the front of a stirrup on a saddle that closes each stirrup from the front.

    August 9, 2017