saddle gall

  1. vet science a raw area of skin, with loss of hair, on the back or behind the elbow of a horse caused by uneven pressure by the saddle or girth
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Examples from the Web for saddle gall

Historical Examples of saddle gall

  • He was a black horse, with a saddle-gall and a flashing eye.

  • If in a saddle-gall, it will make sores very difficult to heal.

    The Mule

    Harvey Riley

  • One of the guides had a bottle of liniment for saddle-gall and suggested rubbing it on the saddle.

    Tenting To-night

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Dressed Monte's withers with liniment greatly reducing swelling from saddle-gall.

    Cabin Fever

    B. M. Bower