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Western Word of the Week - Gaff - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Welcome to our Weekly Western Word of the Day...

Gaff - to spur a horse (ie, hit the horse's flanks with the pokey spur to get it to move)

Other terms include gig or gouge.

To encourage a horse to buck, the cowboy would rake or scratch it with his spurs (probably causing pain).

Source:
The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7

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