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saddle horse

a horse bred, trained, or used for riding.
Origin of saddle horse
1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The writer recently met an Italian trying to bargain with an Arab for a saddle-horse.

  • One was a saddle-horse, and the other was equipped with a well-loaded pack-saddle.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • "I'm a little particular when it comes to a saddle-horse," Bud admitted.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch Jackson Gregory
  • Mr. Kilroy saw to the stables, which he completed with a saddle-horse and a pony-carriage.

    The Beth Book Sarah Grand
  • Jacqueline, like her mother, rarely used a vehicle if a saddle-horse was at hand.

    Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • He jerked his head toward the brush where the other saddle-horse was.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • If money were no object, I would hire one with Caffres to hunt, as well as outspan and drive, and take a saddle-horse.

    Letters from the Cape Lady Duff Gordon
  • Of course, you will take a saddle-horse for yourself besides the spring-wagon.

    Overland Tales Josephine Clifford
  • Once the saddle-horse fell heavily and the man removed the pack to get the animal on its feet.

  • Before purchasing a saddle-horse, several points should be considered.

    The American Horsewoman Elizabeth Karr
British Dictionary definitions for saddle-horse

saddle horse

a lightweight horse kept for riding only Also called saddler Compare carthorse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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