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stock horse

noun Western U.S.
  1. a horse or pony used in herding cattle.
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Origin of stock horse

First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of stock horse

  • Once I stopped to look at Jim: I just sat back and the mare 'propped'—she'd been a stock-horse, and was used to 'cutting-out'.

    Joe Wilson and His Mates

    Henry Lawson