saddle sore

saddle sore

noun
1.
an irritation or sore on a horse caused by the rubbing of a poorly adjusted saddle.
2.
an irritation or sore on a rider caused by a saddle.

Origin:
1945–50

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saddle sore

noun
1. an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle 
2. sore on a horseback rider chafed by a saddle 
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