riding horse

Definitions

  • RIDE A COCK-HORSE
    RIDE A COCK-HORSE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n riding horse a lightweight horse kept for riding only
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Habogi and Helga ride through the herd of horses Habogi and Helga ride through the herd of horses
Ride a Cock-Horse to Banbury Cross Ride a Cock-Horse to Banbury Cross

Quotations

  • Angel Cordero Jr.
    Angel Cordero Jr.
    “If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win.”
  • Robert Collier
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    “One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.”
  • Stephen B. Leacock
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    “It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.”
  • Gabriel Heatter
    Gabriel Heatter
    “The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them.”
  • Lawrence Bixby
    Lawrence Bixby
    “Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along too.”

Idioms

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride - This means that wishing for something or wanting it is not the same as getting or having it.
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Usage

In literature:

He had been riding Old Jack and the horse had seemed to take to him, but after the stop Ned himself had looked after his mount.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Woester had all eight horses of his piece killed, and his riding-horse.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
The horse was to ride in the race before the last.
"The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
To drive the camel I will probably give them two riding-horses and a packhorse.
"Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria" by William Landsborough
These volunteers furnished themselves with riding horses.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
No white man would ride such a horse.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Keepers on their horses, riding up and down, were swept away like chips before a flood.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
He put Panchito through all of his tricks for me, and, after the horse was shod, he permitted me to ride the dear for half an hour.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
And he said it was a nice horse she was riding, and he would like to show that horse to his brother, if she would be so kind to come with him.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
But let me ride back on my big black horse.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
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In poetry:

And how the wasted hours went by-
I waiting by his side-
Till he should wake, and be himself,
And mount his horse and ride.
"Arnold Rode Behind" by Roderic Quinn
O have you tamed my fairy horse,
To mount upon his back and ride?
He tears the great trees in his course,
Nor ever turns aside.
"“She Wandered After Strange Gods…”" by Laura Benet
"Woman, thy threats touch me no more,
I ride on safety's wing;
My brave horse brings me safe to shore,
With pardon from my king!"
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
This lady riding in the Row
Is a good rider, you must know.
When on two legs her horse would soar
She quickly brings him down to four.
"Rearing" by Mary Tourtel
"Had I my horse and harness gude,
And riding as I wont to be,
It shou'd have been tauld this hundred year,
The meeting of my king and me!
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang
Who is this that rides so fast,
With plumed hat and cheek of brown,
With golden trappings on his horse,
Gallant and gay from London town?
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

Leona Lewis On Crutches After Horse Riding Accident.
Singer Leona Lewis is now on crutches after injuring her leg in a horse riding accident.
Both Meghan and Cooper have told me they also would like riding lessons, but we have decided horse-riding will be just Hannah's activity to enjoy.
Horse-riding will be held in sacred space just for Hannah in our family.
With that being said, horse back riding can be a great workout… IF you do it enough.
FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP — To the untrained eye, Jessica Pershing was enjoying a horse ride around the corral on a sunny afternoon.
Brooke Harris, 13, of Rapid River, and her horse, Aries, ride to the finish of the fun "mystery" class.
It's a sport in which competitors ride off-road skateboards while being pulled by horses.
Crisp November days inspire horsin' around in horse country, especially for the 4.3 million Americans who ride recreationally and the 3.6 million who participate in the show industry.
Sarah Huey, 6, of Iva shows she can ride a horse while not holding on at Iva Depot Days.
The horse rides at the event were provided by the Cowboy Church.
British pop singer Robbie Williams continues filming for his new music video dressed as a knight in armour with angel wings while riding a horse in East London, England on August 16, 2012.
One of the first rides parents usually let kids enjoy by themselves is the gentle horse carousel, or merry-go-round .
SAUNDERSTOWN – Located off Route 1 is 57 acres of pristine landscaping where horse lovers can come and observe the four-legged animals and learn how to ride them.
Ask local horse stable owners what advice they give to people riding for the first time, and their opinion is unanimous.
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In science:

In the case of a horse race, for instance, a jockey riding a strongly favored horse may make more money if he secretly bets on the second most favored horse and then intentionally loses the race.
The Reality Game
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