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saddle horse

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noun
  1. a horse bred, trained, or used for riding.
  2. American saddle horse.
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Origin of saddle horse

First recorded in 1655–65
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Examples from the Web for saddle horse

Historical Examples

  • The other saddle-horse they treated in the same way, but the drivers were left alone.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

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

    The Golden Woman

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Mr. Kilroy saw to the stables, which he completed with a saddle-horse and a pony-carriage.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand

  • Wallace, being a small boy, calls to his aid his father's saddle-horse.

  • And you tell me; which do you love most, a saddle-horse or an opera?

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King


British Dictionary definitions for saddle horse

saddle horse

noun
  1. a lightweight horse kept for riding onlyAlso called: saddler Compare carthorse
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