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horse

(hôrs)
n.
a. A large hoofed mammal (Equus caballus) having a short coat, a long mane, and a long tail, domesticated since ancient times and used for riding and for drawing or carrying loads.
b. An adult male horse; a stallion.
c. Any of various equine mammals, such as the wild Asian species Przewalski's horse or certain extinct forms related ancestrally to the modern horse.
v.intr.
To be in heat. Used of a mare.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a horse: a horse blanket.
2. Mounted on horses: horse guards.
3. Drawn or operated by a horse.
Drug slang A regional term for heroin
Infectious disease A hoofed ungulate mammal—Equus ferus caballus—that may be associated with certain infections through occupational or recreational exposure—e.g., Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, cryptosporidiosis, equine morbillivirus, glanders, leptospirosis, rabies, salmonellosis, yersiniosis
Psychology See Equestrian therapy, Hippotherapy
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They practice Leave No Trace camping on horseback, and participate in an Alpengirl BBQ and Rodeo with prizes for traditional rodeo events such as barrels and poles.
They had heard about this one-armed vaulter named Rick Hawthorne doing some impressive work with handicapped kids and young adults - teaching them gymnastics on horseback.
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The entry fee for those with classic cars is $5, money that will be donated to Heads-Up Therapy on Horseback, which helps physically and mentally handicapped children gain strength and confidence through horseback riding.
Deputies on horseback are the latest effort to reduce crime - particularly drug trafficking and burglaries - in downtown Palmdale.
Being on horseback can be a great crime deterrent,'' said Deputy Janice Wickham, who normally works out of the Santa Clarita sheriff's station but was riding off-duty in Palmdale.
You can also visit the canyons on horseback, the original recreation of visitors to Palm Springs.
It's not uncommon for 14-year-old Crystal Pakizer of Acton to attract questionable looks from people when she mentions that her sport of passion entails performing gymnastics on horseback - or vaulting.
Olympics in Atlanta last year - doing gymnastics on horseback as a demonstration sport rather than a competitive event, she said.
It is only fitting, then, that Zoppe, now 42, still finds himself on horseback.
The joust - which pits two knights on horseback dressed in armor and carrying weapons such as lances or swords - and the tournament (a contest for several knights) were medieval public events that simulated battles.