Definition of pig-root in English:



[no object]NZ, Australian
  • (of a horse or other animal) kick upwards with the hind legs, keeping the head down and the forelegs firmly planted.

    • ‘Unfortunately when I got him into a canter all he wanted to do was drop his head and pig root and buck.’
    • ‘I can't put my kids on him yet because he does like to pig root and I am very nervous about getting on him.’


NZ, Australian
  • The act of pig-rooting.

    • ‘He was renowned for a pig root in the parade ring which would see his hind legs so far off the ground that they would be above his head!’