Horses are very sporting animals, and the love of competition is inherent in them all, from the hack to the steeplechaser.
The joy, too, of the engine-driver and the steeplechaser is upon us.
"Yerra, that one'd make a steeplechaser if he got the trainin'," declared Murty, all his troubles forgotten.
I bought him thinking that he might make a steeplechaser, as rogues on the flat often develop into good "'chasers."
Then gradually he slowed up his steeplechaser, jerking powerfully at the bridles.