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ride

1. control and direct a horse while mounted on it.
2. lane cut through a wood.

ride work
to ride a horse for the purpose of training it for a race.
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Sanders has ridden 62 winners for Beckett in the last five years, but the trainer said: "Seb has never been to Whitsbury to ride work for me, though he has worked a couple on the racecourse before.
Fergal Lynch and Tony Hamilton are going to come in and ride work, but I hope he comes back soon.
When an accident at work resulted in both hip and knee replacements he was no longer able to ride work, but rather than leave the industry he became a travelling lad for the stable.
He says in the biography section of the site: "As of now, I have had a break and will continue to ride work for as many trainers as possible, concentrating mainly on riding out for Sir Michael Stoute in order to keep on the ball, stay fit and mentally strong, ready for my return to race-riding later next year.
McCoy took the opportunity to ride work for trainer Carl Llewellyn yesterday and did three canters on the Lambourn gallops without any reaction, reporting: "It was absolutely fine.
If he bases himself in Newmarket I'd be delighted to have him ride work on a regular basis.
Although based in County Durham with Howard Johnson, O'Regan has travelled south to ride work at Knight's Oxfordshire stable and is rewarded for his efforts with mounts today on novice hurdlers Launceston (1.
Having claimed that I am wrong about the non-payment of jockeys, Johnston then appears to do an about-turn, stating: "I do accept that my policies may not be applied elsewhere and it may well be common practice to have jockeys ride work without payment.
WITH regard to trainers paying jockeys to school and ride work, David Ashforth needs reminding that the real world is driven by markets.