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tread

injury to the coronet of the horse's hoof by treading on it by the opposite hoof, or by another horse when they are being worked in a team. If the coronary matrix is injured there may be a subsequent crack or deformity.
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The former Manchester United maestro quit the club four years ago to tread the boards after leading the Reds to FA Cup and title success.
FOUR schools will be leaving the classroom to tread the boards at a professional theatre as part of a Shakespeare Festival.
Adults with learning disabilities are getting the chance to tread the boards thanks to a theatre project.
AMATEUR performers in Coventry and Warwickshire are being offered the chance to tread the boards with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
ASPIRING actors will be given the chance to tread the boards this summer thanks to a government grant.
The 9ft high hero of Swansea City Football Club will join a celebrity line-up to tread the boards for a production of Aladdin in December.
BUDDING thespians are to tread the boards of a Solihull theatre in a play which is a take on the hit musicals Oliver and Annie.
Former tv announcer Neville Wanless is set to tread the boards this winter in the popular pantomime Babes In The Wood.