trotting horse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trotting horse a horse trained to trot; especially a horse trained for harness racing
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Usage

In literature:

The horses trotted briskly on under the charge of an English half-breed named Daniel.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
Las Estrellas lost behind them, they drew their horses down into a rocking trot, then to a slow walk.
"The Bells of San Juan" by Jackson Gregory
He caught it, and as he pulled the horse to a trot, he saw that it was his cousin's letter.
"The Militants" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Mounting, I trotted the horse leisurely up the street.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
A boy on a horse trotted along the road to carry the mail bags to country places.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
The other man took up the reins, and the horse resumed his quick trot.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
There, in the quadrangle, they left the horses with their grooms, who were skilled in cutting corners and had trotted most of the way.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
The good horse trotted away across the plain.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The saddles and bridles were taken off, and the young horses trotted off towards the corral, neighing to one another.
"New National Fourth Reader" by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
Scarcely had she seated herself upon the grass when the steady trot, trot of a horse was heard.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
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In poetry:

I offered him a trotting horse -
No hack had ever trotted faster -
I also offered him, of course,
A rare and curious "old master."
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And this is all I have to say
About that tough old trotting bay,
Huddup! Huddup! G'lang! Good day!
Moral for which this tale is told
A horse can trot, for all he 's old.
"How The Old Horse Won The Bet" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
There were trains that went in the tunnels
and never came out. The eyes of horses
focused and trotted to their deaths.
The corn slept in the cistern
and was rotted when it woke.
"Cipriana" by Ernesto Trejo
"He calls `hunted fairly' a horse that has barely
Been stripp'd for a trot within sight of the hounds,
A horse that at Warwick beat Birdlime and Yorick,
And gave Abdelkader at Aintree nine pounds.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Now hey or Down-Hall; for the guide he was got;
The chariot was mounted, the horses did trot;
The guide he did bring us a dozen miles round;
But, oh! all in vain, for no Down could be found.
Derry down, down, hey derry down.
"Down-Hall. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
Out wit' de quickes' horse den, Ste. Genevieve has got,
An' if ever you show your paces, now is de tam to trot--
Johnnie Dufresne is drivin', w'at! never hear tell of heem,
Off on de Yankee circus, an' han'le a ten-horse team?
"Doctor Hilaire" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Google trots out animated-horse tribute to groundbreaking British photographer.
During the past 130 years, the octagon -shaped building on Red Mile Road just off South Broadway has housed gardeners and gamblers, doughboys and some of America's best trotting horses.
It also says here that if it's not the former Massachusetts governor, then it will be a fairly dark horse –– someone currently trotting way below the radar.
It also says here that if it's not the former Massachusetts governor, then it will be a fairly dark horse -- someone currently trotting way below the radar.
Utah Fox Trotting Horse Association's Great Western Celebration competition.
The Utah Fox Trotting Horse Association's Great Western Celebration competition at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Like most sports, horse racing has plenty of its own pet phrases that get trotted out at fairly regular intervals.
Enlarge Griffin Moores Griffin Moores MLive.com Warming up to prepare for the race a horse trots in front of the grandstands at Sports Creek Raceway during one of the two weekly live races on Friday, December 7, 2012 in Swartz Creek, Mich.
Inventors and businessmen alike were inspired by the elegant efficiency of a horse's trot.
They were first denied entry Thursday morning, but officials later relented and Marty the horse trotted into the foyer of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
Eighty-five horses from 22 countries trotted up today, and every horse passed the first inspection, although four were held for re-inspection.
The Staten Island Advance reports a zebra and a miniature horse were spotted trotting through a shopping center parking lot Wednesday morning in Staten Island.
14-year-old Noel loves to climb on top a hulking horse and trot around the arena.
Trot to see miniature horses this weekend at Fairgrounds at Stanley Park.
The horse Joey trots across the stage during his curtain call for the opening night performance of "War Horse" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
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