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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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Others take the view that the more horses around, the more money there is to be earned from training fees, which helps to keep the business ticking over.
Animal charities such as the ISPCA have reported huge numbers of abandoned horses around the country.
That could be because there are no good young horses around or that there are no forward-thinking trainers around these days
Police are currently investigating a number of attacks on horses around the town.
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"But Invasor is one of the best older horses around. It would be a concern, not having had a race in such a long period of time, but those would be the two horses you would have to worry about."
The Conservative MP has been among those firmly opposed to the Hatchfield Farm development, which campaigners say would restrict the movement of horses around the town.