Meaning of remuda in English:


Pronunciation /r??mu?d?/


North American
  • A herd of horses that have been saddle-broken, from which ranch hands choose their mounts for the day.

    ‘In 1996 the Stuart won the Best Remuda Award, given by the AQHA and the National Cattleman's Beef Association to outstanding ranch remudas of registered Quarter Horses.’
    • ‘He was there in seconds to return all the horses to the remuda.’
    • ‘They wouldn't let Grandpa Dan fight so instead he tended the remuda for Terrell's Texas Rangers.’
    • ‘He ran with the remuda, but every time the remuda was driven towards the pen, he would break away.’
    • ‘How come, he wondered, had a man with a whole personal remuda to pick from come to choose himself such an ornery horse to ride.’


Late 19th century via American Spanish, from Spanish, literally ‘exchange, replacement’.