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saddle blanket

a saddle-shaped pad, as of felt or sheepskin, placed beneath the saddle to prevent it from irritating the horse's skin.
Origin of saddle blanket
An Americanism dating back to 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Unseen by Honey Tone, he removed a small horseshoe from between the saddle blanket and the mule's epidermis.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • "His saddle blanket's flying on this side, and he's got a red shirt on," said the other twin.

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • The saddle blanket was brought into use, and I was soon off in dreamland forgetting all about the dust, the trail, or the morrow.

  • But out hyeh in the sage-brush, a man's home is apt to be his saddle blanket.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • I was sure they tasted of the saddle blanket—suggestion, I suppose.

  • But there, you could know that by the yellow letters on his saddle blanket.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • George put him on his great riding cloak and spread a saddle blanket over him.

    Down the Mother Lode Vivia Hemphill
  • "Somethin's happened sure," muttered the other, busy with his saddle blanket.

    When A Man's A Man Harold Bell Wright
  • Bob spent the night in this case, covered only by his saddle blanket.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • The judge also brought me a saddle blanket which Susie had ornamented with wondrous and tender art.

    Second Book of Tales Eugene Field

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