from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horse used for hunting; a hunter.
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It was said of him that he returned from a battle he had gained, like the King's hunting-horse, leaving the dogs to caress their master and divide the quarry, without seeking even to remember the part he had had in the triumph.
I have tried this method myself, but without success, for though my hunting-horse, old Manitou, stands as steady as a rock, yet I find it impossible to shoot the rifle with any degree of accuracy from the saddle.
A hunting-horse is of no use whatever unless he will permit a man to jump from his back and fire with the greatest rapidity; and nowhere does practice have more to do with success than in the case of jumping off a horse to shoot at game which has just been seen.
My own hunting-horse, Manitou, is the best and most valuable animal on the ranch.
As to the beauty of the hunting-horse, though, I think I must hedge a little, while I stand firmly to my admiration of his use.
a hunting-cap, a boot on one leg and a shoe on the foot of the other -- and thus equipped he runs with the speed of a hunting-horse, clearing with ease all the ditches and fences the riders do.
a battle he had gained, like the King's hunting-horse, leaving the dogs to caress their master and divide the quarry, without seeking even to remember the part he had had in the triumph.