overreach

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overreach

the error in a fast gait when the toe of a hindhoof of a horse strikes and injures the back of the pastern of the leg on the same side.

overreach boot
a circular rubber boot worn on the front foot to protect against injury by an overreaching hindhoof.
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Every man thinks for himself, and we are not to be easily overreached.
To the Grandmother, however, our landlord, for some reason or another, allotted such a sumptuous suite that he fairly overreached himself; for he assigned her a suite consisting of four magnificently appointed rooms, with bathroom, servants' quarters, a separate room for her maid, and so on.
He bitterly felt that he had overreached himself in the beginning, by grasping at Mr Venus's mere straws of hints, now shown to be worthless for his purpose.
He's overreached at the next one because he's jumped too high.