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cow horse

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  1. cow pony.
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Origin of cow horse

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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Historical Examples

  • The last course in the education of a cow-horse is cutting cattle out of a mixed round-up.

    Wells Brothers

    Andy Adams

  • Whenever you can strip the bridle off, while cutting out a beef, and handle your steer, that's the top rung a cow-horse can reach.

    Wells Brothers

    Andy Adams

  • Mauchacho had instantly responded to the tight, resisting hand upon the bridle and stood taut as a cow-horse.

    The Brand

    Therese Broderick

  • On a cold morning a cow-horse does not like to be very tightly cinched or girthed up.

  • Leaving the cow-horse to hold the riata tight, Phil sprang from his saddle and ran to the fallen man.

    When A Man's A Man

    Harold Bell Wright