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"Tapadero" is a book by Willie Lewis.

  • also known as "Tapadero: the making of a cowboy"


Tapadero: 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. A tapedero prevents the rider's boot from slipping through and also prevents brush encountered while working cattle on the open range from poking through the stirrup, injuring or impeding the horse or rider. Some designs can also provide protection in cold weather. They are also frequently used with young riders, as many parents and riding instructors feel they are a safety precaution. Most commonly seen today on a western saddle, particularly certain types of children's saddles and parade horse saddles, the tapedero is not common in modern times and is not allowed in most show competition other than Parade Horse competition and children's leadline.

  • also known as Tapaderos

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Google previewThe Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia (2017)

A-Z Guide - Barrel Racing, Breeds, Cinch, Cowboy Curtain, Dressage, Driving, Foaling, Gaits, Grooming, Legging Up, Mustang, Piebald, Reining, Snaffle Bits, Steeple-Chasing, Tail Braiding, Trail Riding, English and Western, and So Much More by Jessie Haas

TAPADERO. tapadero. Aleather hood that attaches to the front of a Western stirrup and protects the foot against brush and thorns. Similar hoods, lined with fleece, are sometimes ...

Google previewDictionary of the American West (2008)

by Win Blevins

E EAGLE BILL A TAPADERO (leather toe fender worn on the stirrups). Perhaps so called because it looks like the beak of an eagle. EAGLE BONE WHISTLE A musical instrument made from the hollow wing bone of an eagle. Used during ...

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Scrabble value of T1A1P3A1D2E1R1O1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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