from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of horse jump with two rails that may be set even or uneven.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as oxfence.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Erin, who is cruel and exacting, has a particularly brutal exercise where she has us canter between the two rails of an oxer, or spread fence, so that we are perfectly straight as we approach a crossrail.

    Yatima » 2009 » November

  • Of course the next fence, an oxer with a pole in front and back, is the biggest and most imposing jump on the course.

    Yatima » 2009 » June

  • The lightest check on the reins, to tell him I am back in business, and pressure from my restored calves, to bring his canter up and bouncy and strong into the oxer.

    Yatima » 2009 » June

  • She popped over the brush jump, the oxer, and the tall vertical.

    Canterwood Crest Triple Fault

  • Today, she took him over an oxer and he started limping.

    Canterwood Crest Triple Fault

  • She jumped it and headed for the oxer—white boards with caution cones on either side.

    Canterwood Crest Triple Fault

  • “The two verticals, the oxer, the double oxer, another vertical, turn, and then take the jump with the flower boxes.”

    Canterwood Crest Triple Fault

  • Eric collected Luna and got her over three more verticals and the final jump—an oxer—without another problem.

    Canterwood Crest

  • Charm jumped it and stayed calm as he took the next two verticals—both three feet high—and then cantered toward the first oxer.

    Canterwood Crest

  • She cantered for eight strides before reaching the oxer.

    Canterwood Crest


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