Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A school or place where the art of riding is taught; specifically, a military school to perfect troopers in the management of their horses and the use of arms.
“Accordingly, Paul took a fencing-lesson every morning, went to the riding-school, and practised in a pistol-gallery.”
“I hired a horse at the riding-school, and went out for”
“He was a good draughtsman, an excellent rider — having thoroughly mastered the successor to the famous “Uncle Tom” at the riding-school of St. Cyr — and in the records of his military service his name had several times been included in the order of the day.”
“This had drawn upon him a flood of ridicule which perhaps led him to suppose that every smile that ever flitted across the face of one of his riding-school class was due to some inward satisfaction at his expense.”
“I enjoyed the riding-school thoroughly, and got on—and off—as well as most.”
“Even before being released from the riding-school the young officers were often permitted to ride out with their troops at exercise or on route marches and even sometimes to ride serre-file1 in actual drill.”
“At the head of the file in the riding-school, or on the right of the squad on the Square, he had to try to set an example to the men.”
“My father arranged in my holidays, or vacations as it was now proper to call them, for me to go through an additional course of riding-school at Knightsbridge Barracks with the Royal Horse Guards.”
“Many a time did I pick myself up shaken and sore from the riding-school tan and don again my little gold braided pork-pie cap, fastened on the chin by a boot-lace strap, with what appearance of dignity I could command, while twenty recruits grinned furtively but delightedly to see their Officer suffering the same misfortunes which it was their lot so frequently to undergo.”
“In the arts of fencing and dancing, small indeed was my proficiency; and some months were idly wasted in the riding-school.”
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