- a small, fast, agile horse trained for use by cowhands in herding cattle.
Origin of cow pony
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for cow pony
Wadley's quirt burned the flank of the cow-pony and it leaped for the road.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
He was no cow-pony and he objected to the dragging of the waif.The Trail Boys on the Plains
Jay Winthrop Allen
The cow-pony began to slide, haunches down and forelegs stiffened.Frances of the Ranges
Amy Bell Marlowe
It was rough going, but nothing in reason can stop a cow-pony.Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West
William MacLeod Raine
But Simon was more alert, and came about like a cow-pony, emitting terrible bellows.The Plow-Woman
- a horse used by cowboys when herding