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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.
References in classic literature ?
What Somerfield was thinking, my dear Prince," he said, "was that a steeplechase course, as they ride in this country, needs some knowing.
On the contrary, Prince," Lady Grace exclaimed, "you shall ride her, and I am going to back you for all I am worth.
Perhaps," the Duke suggested diffidently, "you would like to ride over, Prince?
Just in front of the travellers a horseman was urging his steed up the slope, driving it on with whip and spur as one who rides for a set purpose.
I cannot call to mind how the thing came about, for it was in the year of the Prince's ride through Languedoc, when there was much fine skirmishing to be had at barriers.
Miss Price, I give way to you with a very bad grace; but I sincerely hope you will have a pleasant ride, and that I may have nothing but good to hear of this dear, delightful, beautiful animal.
I was sure she would ride well," said Julia; "she has the make for it.
Nor in the hour's ride that followed, save for some permissible curveting and prancing, did he misbehave.
Then was Arthur wroth and said to himself, 'I will ride to the churchyard, and take the sword with me that sticketh in the stone, for my brother Sir Kay shall not be without a sword this day.
In the evening we took a ride round the estate: it contained two square leagues and a half, and was situated in what is called a rincon; that is, one side was fronted by the Plata, and the two others guarded by impassable brooks.
It seems at first strange that it can answer to kill mares for such a trifle; but as it is thought ridiculous in this country ever to break in or ride a mare, they are of no value except for breeding.
and will bear with the pace of this poor jade, I shall be glad to ride on with you to the Warren, sir, and hold your horse when you dismount.