1) A horse of middle size and quality, for riding not hunting or heavy work.
1550 I gif vnto my fader my haknaye nag which I ride opon, Wakefield
1708 that hackney and loaded horses might passe safely, Silsden. There are frequent references in inventories to the saddles used: 1504 ij haykna sadlys, ij brydlys and halters ... ij pak sadlys, York
1541 my best horse, my hackney sadell, one leide [load?] sadell, Wakefield
1618 one load sadle, a hagney sadle, Bingley.