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Can anyone please tell me what is the exact word for this type of arrangement to tie a horse? Or is it just called a stable?

Horse tied to a brach

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Merriam-Webster calls this a

hitchrack
a fixed horizontal rail to which a horse or team can be fastened to prevent straying

Sometimes also called a

hitching rail

Please see Every equestrian needs to know how to tie a horse safely

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    Also called a hitching post.
    – eps
    Oct 17 at 19:26
  • I would probably say, “hitch (or tie) to a post.” But I don’t have a lot of experience with horses.
    – Davislor
    Oct 17 at 21:35
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    A stable is a building where horses sleep. It is not a small thing you tie a horse to.
    – Robyn
    Oct 18 at 0:16
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    @eps, wouldn't a "hitching post" lack the rail? And be just a 'post'?
    – Jontia
    Oct 18 at 7:12
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    The linked article also shows a "hitching ring". So it looks like in general a "thing" intended to have a horse tied to it is a "hitching thing". Oct 18 at 8:44

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