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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sore on a horse's back caused by an improperly fitted saddle.
  • n. A sore on a rider caused by the chafing of a saddle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A gall, a sore developed by a horse from an ill-fitting or ill-adjusted saddle.
  • adj. Pertaining to a horse with saddle sores, or to a rider who has been riding too long.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle
  • n. sore on a horseback rider chafed by a saddle


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  • Artie is often this when he and Jim have been riding for a long time.

    November 20, 2012