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  • As propelling members the front legs bear weight and are advanced alternately when the horse is walking or trotting -- in cantering this is not so.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • I have passed happier hours than those I spent in cantering round four bare whitewashed walls on a snorting horse, with my interdicted stirrups crossed upon the saddle.

    The Talking Horse And Other Tales

  • He puts in cantering rhyme (often doggerel) much cutting irony and idiomatic ear-cuffing of the kirk-deacons—drily good-natured addresses to his cronies, (he certainly would not stop us if he were here this moment, from classing that “to the De’il” among them) —“to Mailie and her Lambs, ” “to auld Mare Maggie, ” “to a Mouse, ”“Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie: ”

    Robert Burns as Poet and Person. November Boughs

  • I at first found it rather difficult to preserve my balance well in cantering on a circle, but that came to me far more quickly than ability to ride properly over a fence in a plain flapped saddle, such as I presume ladies would want to use if they adopted that style of riding.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • These horses had done sixteen miles in draught, and sixteen miles in cantering back to their stable during the evening and night; then thirty-two miles in draught with me in the morning, and after a short rest were to return the same distance to their own stable, all in double-quick time.

    Persia Revisited

  • But it was directly after the Boer leader had shouted the order to advance, and the little body of active Bechuana ponies sprang forward, eager to begin cantering over the plain, not a man the worse for his narrow escape, as they burst out chatting together, Lennox's exclamation passing quite unnoticed, even if heard.

    The Kopje Garrison A Story of the Boer War

  • On she went again cantering across the new-mown turf toward a brook, across which she had evidently taken a leap before; for, on the further side, at a place where cattle went to drink, the mud showed signs of a fall.

    St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878 Scribner's Illustrated

  • Herr Zoega had certainly been as good as his word, and supplied us with excellent ponies, some of which excelled in trotting, some in cantering, and others in pacing, but the latter motion was very trying, and I always objected to mounting those which had been trained to pace.

    A Girl's Ride in Iceland

  • I subsequently discovered that my new and non-sporting acquaintances were coffee-planters of a class then known as the Galle Face planters, who passed their time in cantering about the Colombo race-course and idling in the town, while their estates lay a hundred miles distant, uncared for, and naturally ruining their proprietors.

    Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon

  • He puts in cantering rhyme (often doggerel) much cutting irony and idiomatic ear-cuffing of the kirk-deacons -- drily good-natured addresses to his cronies, (he certainly would not stop us if he were here this moment, from classing that "to the De'il" among them) -- "to Mailie and her Lambs," "to auld Mare Maggie," "to a Mouse,"

    November Boughs ; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose

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