- a horse bred, trained, or used for riding.
- American saddle horse.
Origin of saddle horse
First recorded in 1655–65
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Examples from the Web for saddle horse
The other saddle-horse they treated in the same way, but the drivers were left alone.The Night Riders
One was a saddle-horse, and the other was equipped with a well-loaded pack-saddle.The Golden Woman
Mr. Kilroy saw to the stables, which he completed with a saddle-horse and a pony-carriage.The Beth Book
Wallace, being a small boy, calls to his aid his father's saddle-horse.
And you tell me; which do you love most, a saddle-horse or an opera?The Dust Flower
- a lightweight horse kept for riding onlyAlso called: saddler Compare carthorse