saddle horse

[ sad-l hawrs ]

  1. a horse bred, trained, or used for riding, as the American saddle horse.

Origin of saddle horse

First recorded in 1655–65
  • Also called sad·dle·bred [sad-l-bred], /ˈsæd lˌbrɛd/, saddler .

Words Nearby saddle horse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use saddle horse in a sentence

  • For right before the gate a livery servant rode slowly up and down, leading a saddle horse.

    Tales and Fantasies | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • And then she hired a cheap room, sold her handsome saddle-horse, and went to work in reality to earn her daily bread.

    Growing Up | Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • They were rather afraid to go near him, for they saw he was a saddle-horse, and supposed he would not speak to them.

  • The cut on the preceding page shows a saddle-horse of the very best form for a ladys use.

    Horsemanship for Women | Theodore Hoe Mead
  • The 'quiet saddle-horse' (see circular) is a 'poetic fiction,' a 'pious fraud'—as much a myth as Pegasus himself.

British Dictionary definitions for saddle horse

saddle horse

  1. a lightweight horse kept for riding only: Also called: saddler Compare carthorse

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