riding horse

Definitions of riding horse
  1. noun
    a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    synonyms: mount, saddle horse
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    remount
    a fresh horse especially (formerly) to replace one killed or injured in battle
    palfrey
    especially a light saddle horse for a woman
    warhorse
    horse used in war
    prancer
    a mettlesome or fiery horse
    hack
    a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
    cow pony
    a light saddle horse trained for herding cattle
    quarter horse
    a small powerful horse originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia
    Morgan
    an American breed of small compact saddle horses
    Plantation walking horse, Tennessee walker, Tennessee walking horse, Walking horse
    a horse marked by stamina and trained to move at a fast running walk
    American saddle horse
    a high-stepping horse originating in Kentucky
    Appaloosa
    a hardy breed of saddle horse developed in western North America and characteristically having a spotted rump
    Arab, Arabian
    a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
    Lipizzan, Lippizan, Lippizaner
    a compact and sturdy saddle horse that is bred and trained in Vienna; smart and docile and excellent for dressage
    buckskin
    horse of a light yellowish dun color with dark mane and tail
    crow-bait, crowbait
    an emaciated horse likely soon to become carrion and so attractive to crows
    dun
    horse of a dull brownish grey color
    gray, grey
    horse of a light gray or whitish color
    cavalry horse
    horse trained for battle
    charger, courser
    formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle
    steed
    (literary) a spirited horse for state or war
    type of:
    Equus caballus, horse
    solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
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