if wishes were horses
If one could readily have what one wanted, life would be easy. For example, Wendy would love a brand-new car for her sixteenth birthday but—if wishes were horses. This expression is a shortening of If wishes were horses, beggars would ride, first recorded about 1628 in a collection of Scottish proverbs.
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In place of horses, underclassmen would pull the field pieces around the drill ground.
Jolly somehow finds the time to also manage a restaurant and help kids who have Autism and Down syndrome ride horses.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Several horses in Hendra had fallen ill and died, followed by one of their trainers.
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Nancy, on the other hand, was incapable of communicating her wishes.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life|Elizabeth Picciuto|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When we'd finished, one of the hunters rounded up the horses and we caught our nags and saddled them.
We had six field-pieces, but we only took four, harnessed wit twice the usual number of horses.
When she arrived she made a regular entry into the city in a coach all gold and glass, drawn by eight superb plumed horses.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.