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cow horse

Origin of cow horse
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Leaving the cow-horse to hold the riata tight, Phil sprang from his saddle and ran to the fallen man.

    When A Man's A Man Harold Bell Wright
  • The last course in the education of a cow-horse is cutting cattle out of a mixed round-up.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • Whenever you can strip the bridle off, while cutting out a beef, and handle your steer, that's the top rung a cow-horse can reach.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • Mauchacho had instantly responded to the tight, resisting hand upon the bridle and stood taut as a cow-horse.

    The Brand Therese Broderick
  • That horse didn't have much style to him, and no gait to speak of; but he was as good a cow-horse as ever chawed a bit.

  • On a cold morning a cow-horse does not like to be very tightly cinched or girthed up.

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