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A bruise or sore on a horse's back, caused by pressure or chafing of an ill-fitting saddle.
- ‘Naoise's saddle-sores - which he had thought healed since their moon-change reprise - had returned with a vengeance, which had meant he'd walked most of the day.’
- ‘The other was a saddle-sore brown mare, underfed and much abused.’
(of a person) chafed from riding on a saddle.
- ‘Fundraiser Dean Trotter is preparing to get a little saddle-sore when he cycles nearly 1,000 miles in seven days for charity.’
- ‘AFTER 100 days cycling across the world's toughest terrain, Chris Evans and David Genders are, understandably, saddle-sore.’
- ‘It tells the story of a band of saddle-sore nomads, headed by Harry Collings who, weary of a life of bad trouble, returns to Collings's farm.’
- ‘Around 2500 years ago, it helped saddle-sore warriors get over their aches and pains, but now urban warriors are turning to the technique, to help them cope with life in the city.’
- ‘I get off him, surprised to find that I'm not the least bit saddle-sore.’
- ‘We weren't saddle-sore and it wasn't even our legs or arms that ached.’
- ‘He said: ‘It was an awesome experience, but I'm feeling very saddle-sore now.’’
- ‘A few folks in the class were indeed too sore to ride by the latter part of the clinic, and the rest of us choked down over-the-counter painkillers and secretly admired our own saddle-sore knees and thighs.’
- ‘They were weary and saddle-sore; their horses were spent.’
- ‘The ranch runs mini cattle drives and, for the saddle-sore, trekking and canoeing.’
- ‘While the travellers, saddle-sore from a long journey north, cross the drawbridge, the kitchen should be turning a hog on a spit and ladling out flagons of mead in celebration of a safe return.’
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