from the horse's mouth
From a reliable source, on the best authority. For example, I have it from the horse's mouth that he plans to retire next month. Also put as straight from the horse's mouth, this expression alludes to examining a horse's teeth to determine its age and hence its worth. [1920s]
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I mean, the reality of it was, I had to go out and get on a horse, and ride in, shoot the gun — how hard was that, right?
And of course, Rod, being Rod, goes for it a hundred percent; his mouth drops open and he says, ‘What?’
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Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
At the mention of the Merrill Horse, Poindexter's countenance took on a demoniac expression.
But you are mistaken in thinking the force west consists of the entire Merrill Horse.