horseback riding

Definitions of horseback riding
  1. noun
    the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    synonyms: equitation, riding
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    equestrian sport
    a sport that tests horsemanship
    a sport in which people ride across country on ponies
    maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider
    showjumping, stadium jumping
    riding horses in competitions over set courses to demonstrate skill in jumping over obstacles
    cross-country jumping, cross-country riding
    riding horses across country over obstructions to demonstrate horsemanship
    three-day event
    an equestrian competition; the first day is dressage; the second is cross-country jumping; the third is stadium jumping
    type of:
    athletics, sport
    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
  2. noun
    travel by being carried on horseback
    synonyms: riding
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    bronco busting
    breaking a bronco to saddle
    endurance riding
    riding for long hours over long distances
    pack riding
    riding with a pack
    trail riding
    riding along a roughly blazed path
    type of:
    travel, traveling, travelling
    the act of going from one place to another
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