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.

dates 1504 1541 1550 1618 1708

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