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stock horse

noun, Western U.S.
a horse or pony used in herding cattle.
Origin of stock horse
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Once I stopped to look at Jim: I just sat back and the mare 'propped'—she'd been a stock-horse, and was used to 'cutting-out'.

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