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cow pony

a small, fast, agile horse trained for use by cowhands in herding cattle.
Origin of cow pony
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Texan patted the neck of his cow pony, which reached round playfully and pretended to nip his leg.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • Which a gent can't be no painter onless he's got ha'r like a cow pony.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
  • The cow pony is worthy of as much attention and thought as the cowboy.

    My Native Land James Cox
  • The staying powers of the cow pony are almost without limit.

    My Native Land James Cox
  • Since he had no desire at this moment to hold a conversation with Ramon Culvera he drove his heels into the side of the cow pony.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • He'd been raised a cow pony and he didn't care for snoozers.

  • He found, as he had expected, his cow pony with feet braced to keep the rope taut.

    Mavericks William MacLeod Raine
  • With that he too whirled his cow pony around, and waving his hand to the boys, went off at a reckless pace in a cloud of dust.

  • At every leap the cow pony lessened the gap as it pounded forward on the heels of the flying steer.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West William MacLeod Raine
  • If he had never ridden a cow pony he would have been thrown and dragged the instant he put his foot in the narrow metal stirrup.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
British Dictionary definitions for cow pony

cow pony

a horse used by cowboys when herding
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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