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cavesson

Syllabification: cav·es·son
Pronunciation: /ˈkavəsən
 
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Definition of cavesson in English:

noun

(also lunging cavesson)
A type of heavy bridle, which lacks a bit and has a thick noseband fitted with rings to which a lunge rein may be attached.
Example sentences
  • The horse should be quietly led into the area where his work will begin and the rein should be fastened to the centre ring on the cavesson and the side reins fitted as previously explained.
  • Longeing cavessons may be expensive, but cost can be justified if they are used on several horses.
  • Snap it on to your cavesson and always hold the lunge line in a manner that will allow it to peel off with tangling.

Origin

late 16th century: from French caveçon, Italian cavezzone, based on Latin caput 'head'.

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