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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 ?
If she had been riding before, I should not have asked it of her.
He was ashamed to think that for four days together she had not had the power of riding, and very seriously resolved, however unwilling he must be to check a pleasure of Miss Crawford's, that it should never happen again.
We shall separate here," he said, "several riding into each of these gorges," and then he commenced to detail his various squads and issue instructions to the non-commissioned officers who were to command them.
Somerfield answered, gorgeous in pink coat and riding breeches.
Perhaps I am not that according to your point of view, but when it comes to a question or riding, why, that is easy enough.
Bransome, who was also in riding clothes, although he was not taking part in the steeplechases himself, glanced at the clock.
A large horse for a riding animal, he was none too large for a big man like Daylight.
Daylight was delighted; the purchase was immediately made; and Bob, with riding gear and personal equipment, was despatched across the bay forthwith to take up his quarters in the stables of the Oakland Riding Academy.
3] When riding, it is a common thing to meet a large flock of sheep guarded by one or two dogs, at the distance of some miles from any house or man.
One day, riding in the Pampas with a very respectable "estanciero," my horse, being tired, lagged behind.
The conception of riding on horseback for a lady was, in Darya Alexandrovna's mind, associated with ideas of youthful flirtation and frivolity, which, in her opinion, was unbecoming in Anna's position.
On reaching the carriage she jumped off without assistance, and holding up her riding habit, she ran up to greet Dolly.