Phrases with "horse"

Walter Scott He gave his horse to a spearman as he dismounted, and, approaching the unhappy female, asked her, in the most soothing tone he could assume, whether he could assist her in her distress. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Andrew Lang But when the same thing happened the third time, the dragon lost his temper, and went down into the stable and took a whip and gave the horse a good beating. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Yet still the infantry made a brave stand, keeping Pizarro’s horse at bay with their bristling array of pikes. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

He went out of bounds, and a master, riding by and seeing him on the other side of a field, tied his horse to a gate, and ran after him. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Thomas Hardy She entered the vehicle sadly, and the horse trotted away. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The horse stood, drooping its head, and the man turned in his saddle. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

It’s as bad as selling a man a horse with half a dozen latent vices and watching him discover them piecemeal in the course of the hunting season. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

So long!” The thickening storm had swallowed man and horse once more. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Andrew Lang The ogre had happened to choose a horse which he had bought only the day before, and he did not know it was a magician, or he would not have been so foolish as to fix upon it on this occasion. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Morris Tarry not, I beseech thee, but get to horse forthright, and I will do no less. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

He sat his horse as though he were part of it, and he looked offensively young and fit. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Captain Boodle, if you will believe me, I eat that horse once for two hours. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson He had ridden a long way, and he was tired and hungry, and dismounted from his horse to smoke a pipe. Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson

At this moment a horse neighed. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Conan Doyle He staggered to his feet, and then fell again in the same place, floundering up and down like a horse which has broken its back. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Raoul at this moment perceived the muzzle of a gun pointed at him, and remembering the recommendation of Athos, he, with the rapidity of lightning, made his horse rear as the shot was fired. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

And he would get a horse to ride there, and turf to ride it on. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

D. H. Lawrence Phoenix looked as if he and the horse were all one piece, he never seemed to rise in the saddle at all, neither trotting nor galloping, but sat like a man riding bareback. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

William Morris So come now, mount thine horse again, and I will lead him for thee. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Anthony Trollope Anyone prominent in affairs can always see when a man may steal a horse and when a man may not look over a hedge. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth I had procured a horse in the town to which I had gone, and had ridden back to the shore with the utmost expedition. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

I have a gig and horse ready, under that group of fir-trees yonder — the fastest horse and lightest vehicle I could find. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle I might be of use at a pinch, but, alas! I am not the same swordsman who led the left troop of the finest horse regiment that ever followed a kettledrum. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

H. G. Wells Half their cavalry never cocked leg over horse till it enlisted six months ago. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

The horse bounded but one step more, and, true to the tutorship it had received, stopped abruptly. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Lucy Maud Montgomery And Miss Barry took us up to the grandstand to see the horse races. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Sir Walter Scott Your horse and all is ready, and here is your score. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Anthony Trollope He’s thrown away upon me; — too much of a horse for my purposes. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

M. P. Shiel Cobby’s eye lightened, and he flogged his horse to be on; but Ali could only go slow. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Kenneth Grahame It had not occurred to him to turn the horse into cash, but the gipsy’s suggestion seemed to smooth the way towards the two things he wanted so badlyready money, and a solid breakfast. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Tobias Smolle It was my son of a bitch of a horse that would not obey the helm, d’ye see, whereby I cou’d n’t use my metal, d’ye see. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope In such a house and among such people it was natural that the talk should be about hunting, and as the girl had accepted the loan of a horse it was natural that she should join in such conversation. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

His horse pawed the ground, which proves that his attention was so taken up by listening that he let the bridle fall from his hand. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Meredith Eventually I appointed to walk round to his Club, and he touched his horse gently, and bobbed his diminutive henchman behind his smart cabriolet, the admiration of the street. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Steele Rudd The horse was hitched to the butt end, and a batten nailed across the prongs kept the cask from slipping off going uphill. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

For there was immortality in us! The great white horse of Herries’ dream striking up from the ebony lake to the icy peaks. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson This was his obstinate refusal to keep a horse and trap. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Isabella Bird It consists of from seven to ten pounds of barley daily, in two feeds, and as much as a horse can eat of kah, which is straw broken in pieces about an inch and a half long. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

James Anthony Froude The dog or horse had no soul to perish under the everlasting weight of hell for sin, as mine was like to do. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Rudyard Kipling Again he spoke — very slowly, ‘Where is OUR horse?’ There is but one horse in the White Hussars, and his portrait hangs outside the door of the mess-room. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

He immediately made a new point in advance, rubbed his horse down with some heath and leaves of trees, and placed himself across the road, about two hundred paces from the camp. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

I met a company of soldiers outside the walls; I borrowed a horse from one of them, and hastened to my sister. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Steele Rudd We increased the stock, too, by degrees; and — crowning joy! — we got a horse or two you could ride to the township. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Anthony Trollope He looked around, and there was Chiltern close to him, still fighting with his horse — but the farmer had turned away. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Enraged at his powerlessness he let the horse taste the whip; but the relief the quickened speed afforded him was over almost as soon as begun, and once more they ambled at a funeral pace. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope He was not more successful with a racket; and keeping a horse was of course out of the question. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

This time d’Artagnan was only in part mistaken; he himself was not in question, but his horse was. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope He acknowledged that he knew that Burrows had been a convicted thief, and that Acorn had been punished for horse stealing. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

And he gave his horse his head again. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

William Morris About two hours before noon they got to horse again, and, being no more encumbered with the wains and the beasts, rode at a good pace. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Wilkie Collins As soon as we reached the house the first object that we saw in front of it was Sir Percival’s dog-cart, with the horse put to and the groom waiting by it in his stable-jacket. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

William Godwin The horse finally descends on the terrace of a castle, where he throws his rider, and leaves him, having first dashed out his right eye with a sudden swing of his tail. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Nearer and nearer to the winning post they come, with his horse still leading them all. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Benjamin Disraeli There was a shout as the fallen horse was on his legs again, much cut, and the carriage shattered and useless. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Charles, with hair on end, bloodshot eyes, and inflated nostrils, leaned over the neck of his dripping horse shouting furious “halloos!” In less than ten minutes twenty dogs were out of the fight. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

W. H. Hudson Chapaco kept close to the calf, so that he had the advantage, for his horse was well trained. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Sixteen hours and quarter! Time enough to have ridden to Munich and back! The orderly again brought his horse up abreast with mine. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

Walter Scott His companion beheld the Bohemian over-thrown horse and man, by his aërial adversary; and, returning to the spot next morning, he found the mangled, corpse of the knight and steed. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Rudyard Kipling That put Scree on his high horse at once. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Andrew Lang Ten minutes later the real pair arrived, horse and all. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells They gave the howl of following, and the horse answered to it as a horse answers nowadays to the spur. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

He turned his horse round, cursing two country boys who got in his way, with low and concentrated venom, and began to move forward, followed by the hounds. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

His horse stood ready caparisoned, day and night, with the bridle hanging at the saddle-bow. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Andrew Lang The Prince’s horse awoke him; up he jumped in a moment, and set off again in pursuit, caught up the beast, and again began fighting with it. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang The Prince got down from his horse and asked leave to rest. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles rode his horse slowly homeward. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy When Anne and her attendant reached this point, which they did on foot, stabling the horse on the outskirts of the town, it was about six o’clock. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Edith Wharton He tethered his horse to a gate-post and walked across the rough cobble-stones to the chapel. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

D. H. Lawrence He lent me a horse and would have me hunt like the rest. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Herbert, remembering his former discomfiture, resolved that he would have such patience, and dismounting from his horse at a cabin on the roadside, entered it himself, and led his horse in after him. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Ashby had been so certain, indeed, that he would not know about the toy horse that he had been rocked back on his heels when it was clear that he did know about it. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

He retraced his steps to the wall and climbed up again; but on the other side no horse was to be seen; his idea was so good, that before it came to him it had come to his adversary. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Joseph Furphy How could it be otherwise? Willoughby, of course, had no horse — in fact, like Bassanio, all the wealth he had ran in his veins; he was a gentleman. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

George Meredith Raising him in a business-like way, he settled him on an arm and stepped briskly across gravel-walk and lawn, like a horse to whose neck a smart touch of the whip has been applied. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

He entered first, leading his horse after him by the bridle, into a small courtyard, where an odor met them which revealed their close vicinity to a stable. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Can the biography of a horse be anything but crude, lacking reference to ancestry? On this point there is the silence of a pure ignorance, and the record will be deficient in other essentials. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

D. H. Lawrence He saw the horse standing in the path. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Soon after we alighted, as I sat on a stone near the door of the house, a gun went off close to us, and my horse sprang forward, nearly upon me. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

William Morris To horse straightway, for certainly there are folk at hand, and they may be foemen, and are most like to be. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Jane Austen She could not but consider it as absolutely unnecessary, and even improper, that Fanny should have a regular lady’s horse of her own, in the style of her cousins. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

I remember the smell of hot earth and clean water as my horse scrambled up the bank. Prester John by John Buchan

Bugaboo was too much and too ugly an animal for the King of Naples, who, though a showy horseman, was a bad rider across country; and I got the horse for a song. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Florence Dixie As we rode silently along, with our eyes well about us, in the hopes of sighting an ostrich, my horse suddenly shied at something white lying on the ground at a few paces distant. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Jack London Man cannot be worked worse than a horse is worked, and be housed and fed as a pig is housed and fed, and at the same time have clean and wholesome ideals and aspirations. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle He reined his horse to let him come abreast of him. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Jules Verne Under the combined efforts of the wind and its four hundred horse power, it was going at the rate of thirteen knots. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Walter Scott The old bald fools turned him loose, as if a wise man’s horse could have infected with wit or sagacity a whole convent of asses. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

W. H. Hudson When the hunters were unlucky it was customary to slaughter a horse for food. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

D’Artagnan therefore took the post, and chose a horse which he soon caused to demonstrate, with good spurs and a light hand, that deer are not the swiftest animals in nature. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet the horse which you brought home was a very different horse I wot, to that which was given you. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Gilmour brought the horse back to the trough, muttering sullenly. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Then he went round to his old patients, and begged a few half-guineas to get him a horse and chaise and keep him over the first month in his new place. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Kneeling there, her arms around him, she saw that he was dead, heard a bell ring just above her head, saw the horse (shaped like an elephant) go charging into the sun. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

D. H. Lawrence He didn’t want to erupt like some suddenly wicked horse — Rico was really more like a horse than a dog, a horse that might go nasty any moment. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

As Tom Scales led the horse away to the stables it turned its head towards its master with a short, shill neigh. The Dead Sexton by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells I heard the crackle of fire in the sand pits and the sudden squeal of a horse that was as suddenly stilled. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Walter Scott His horse was carried by a ragged lad, who acted as hostler, into a paltry stable; where, however, the nag was tolerably supplied with food and litter. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

It was mentioned in the Press and, besides, all racing people know how he hardly ever races a horse anywhere without himself being present to see it run. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

George Meredith Piedmontese horse scoured the neighbourhood, and any mischance that might befall him she traced to her hand. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George MacDonald He could drive old Diamond after dinner, and I could take the other horse out for six hours after tea, or in the morning, as I found best. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

And look there, my horse won’t stand: he’s always fresh in the morning. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Gawain on horse full fair rides boldly to the king’s court, and the knight all in green whithersoever he would. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Then I remembered that my horse was in the wood and might be trusted to keep on grazing along the inside of the wall where nobody went. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Joseph Furphy Tell Warrigal Alf his carrion’s on the road for Yoongoolee yards, horse an’ all; an’ from there they’ll go to Booligal pound if he ain’t smart. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Andrew Lang If I were to cut you and your horse up into tiny morsels and throw them to the beasts, there wouldn’t be one bit for each hundred of them. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Maria Edgeworth The Comte de Belle Chasse sent to London for an English horse at any price. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Fabrizio had not gone five hundred yards when his nag stopped short: it was a corpse, lying across the path, which terrified horse and rider alike. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

My course must be altered, and my horse driven beyond his accustomed stages. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

He hired a horse and a guide at the little hostelry, and rode swiftly towards the German frontier. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Rudyard Kipling Then some one in E troop — men said it was the Troop–Sergeant-Major — swung his horse round and yelled. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Henry Handel Richardson Again, not expecting what work there was to be so scattered, he had omitted to budget for horse hire, or the hire of a buggy. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Hardy Wildeve had come, and was waiting outside with his horse and gig. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Maria Edgeworth His horse had made so little noise upon the soft grass, that he was within a few yards of them before he was perceived by the old woman. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Hardy Elfride silently listened, and entirely resigned herself to the motions of the ambling horse upon which she sat, alternately rising and sinking gently, like a sea bird upon a sea wave. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Wilkie Collins How should I employ the interval that was to elapse before the dinner-hour? I went home, and had my horse saddled. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

D. H. Lawrence Miriam, peeping through the kitchen window, saw the horse walk through the big white gate into the farmyard that was backed by the oak-wood, still bare. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford Gunning sat one horse without his feet in the stirrups and had the bridles of two others over his elbows. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

G. K. Chesterton Through street after street and square after square went whirling this preposterous vehicle, in which the fare was urging the horse and the driver trying desperately to stop it. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Guy de Maupassant He had even managed to go back and hide his horse and put on his everyday garb, but, when he reached the stable, he was overcome by weakness, and was not able to make his way into the house. No Quarter (Le Père Milon) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Henry Kingsley The horse was not so well ribbed up as he should be, and had hardly quarter enough to suit her. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

No one who knew the horse could possibly suspect you of wanting to get it back again. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Mary Webb He watched Vessons bring the horse round, blinked at Hazel as she tore off the silk dress and borrowed Edward’s coat instead, and glowered dumbly at Edward as he was helped into the trap. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Andrew Lang Thus he rode for a long way — it may have been a third part of the way up — but when he had got so far he turned his horse round and rode down again. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle He will slay more men in a day than a troop of horse in a ten-mile chase. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jack London We had gone perhaps half a mile, and were topping a low rise that would sink Cedar City from view, when Laban turned his horse around, halted it, and stood up in the stirrups. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Charles Dickens The rider’s horse was blown, and both horse and rider were covered with mud, from the hoofs of the horse to the hat of the man. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

John Galsworthy Placing the coin in his mouth, the cabman whipped his horse secretly on the underneath and hurried away. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

No one will deny that the Hipparion is intermediate between the existing horse and certain older ungulate forms. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

I had forgotten for a moment the folk in the bush, and when a man stepped out of the thicket I pulled up my horse with a start. Prester John by John Buchan

Robert Louis Stevenson You would scarcely ever see the main street without a horse or two tied to posts, and making a fine figure with their Mexican housings. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope Mr Mainsail, who had worked like a horse in getting up and arranging all the evidence on behalf of the Countess, and in sifting, as best he might, the Italian documents, was delighted. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

One of the soldiers, planting his feet firmly on the ground, drew the horse to him, and the horse jumped. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Thomas Hardy She was quite vexed at the conjunction of incidents, and went no more to the window till the dragoons had ridden far away and she had heard Festus’s horse laboriously wade on to dry land. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

A horse was heard galloping over the hard gravel of the great alley, and the sound of noisy and animated conversations ascended to the chamber in which the comte was dreaming. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Charles Dickens Foremost among them all, OLIVER CROMWELL raised a troop of horsethoroughly in earnest and thoroughly well armed — who were, perhaps, the best soldiers that ever were seen. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Sarah Orne Jewett She hurried the horse and caught up with the holiday-makers ahead. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

D. H. Lawrence He seemed to be seeing legions of ghosts, down the dark avenues of all the centuries that have lapsed since the horse became subject to man. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Kingsley We charged with our lances, man against man, horse against horse. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

George Meredith I am not a “Sister of Charity,” but neither am I a vulture hovering for the horse in the desert to die. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Guy de Maupassant The African was dragging along a horse to whose tail another head was fastened, and six other animals followed, adorned in the same manner. A King's Son (Toumbouctoo) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Andrew Lang Wrapped in these reflections, he remained standing beneath the walnut tree, long after horse and rider had vanished from sight. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling The horse cantered on, rose at the embankment of the water-channel, changed leg cleverly on top, and hopped down in a cloud of golden dust. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

I shall write to Tattersall about the three ponies this morning; and I shall send up that great raking brown horse Bates rides at the same time. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Andrew Lang The smith proposed that they should first have a drink together, and the horse was tied up by the spring whilst they went indoors. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

And Miss Malcolm, she says to me, “Jacob, you’re to drive home as fast as th’ horse can go, for papa is very anxious to see Mr. John before he dies. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Rudyard Kipling He recognized a horse when he saw one, and could do more than fill a cantle. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

We will take the third horse with us, for it would be too kenspeckle in your stable. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Walter Scott Being somewhat afraid of the fatigue of walking so far, I inquired if a horse or any sort of carriage was to be had, and was answered in the negative. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Arthur Conan Doyle By the time that the horse was put in it was close upon the half-hour. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George MacDonald The horse checked himself instantly, ploughing up the ground with his feet. Lilith by George MacDonald

And what did you do? You called for a horse and rode a-hunting to Warwickshire. Your sweetheart — Fortune, I mean — was perfectly indulgent. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Arthur Conan Doyle When I found that all was up with me I received from Mortimer an advance, which was sufficient to take me according to my wish over to Virginia, together with a horse and a personal outfit. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Miles Franklin Along this came a man of 72 in a new single buggy—a show-ring affair—with a horse that leapt and sidled resentfully. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Olaf Stapledon Un-toward circumstance has savaged them, as a horse by brutal treatment is turned vicious. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Willa Cather After the bell began to ring, he saw Frank Shabata ride up on horseback and tie his horse to the hitch-bar. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Then the Superintendent’s horse flung up its head; its teeth champed upon the bit; the man sat bolt upright, and the light of the hurricane lamp fell full upon the face of Hardcastle the squatter. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Florence Dixie As he entered the dense wall of wreathing flame and smoke, however, he felt his horse stagger and sway to and fro as if overcome with a sudden faintness. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Tobias Smolle He desired the ostler to take his horse in tow, and bring him to his moorings in a safe riding. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

William Makepeace Thackeray He is one of the best shots and riders in England. He rode his horse Abracadabra, and won the famous Guttlebury steeple-chase. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

A horse is an absolute necessity in this settlement; he is your carriage, your coach, and your railway train. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

To drop the body where they could see it would be worse than madness, so, almost cursing them for interrupting me, I lashed my horse and darted round the first available corner. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Abraham Merri The stallion and my guide’s horse were taken by our escort. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

The horse reached the edge of the common and turned into a high road. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Sir Walter Scott Ben Jonson has recorded this peculiarity, where the gipsy in a masque, examining the king’s hand, says — You should, by this line, Love a horse and a hound, but no part of a swine. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Wilkie Collins The horse which had taken Ambrose to Narrabee was ridden back to the farm by a groom from the hotel. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

The horse soon reached us; we caught the bridle and held him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Henry Handel Richardson His favourite animals — horse and elephant — might be touched by no one. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Would he consent to forego the sport that day and lead his horse to Mr. Peveril’s? If so, he would accompany the young lady and give her the support of his arm. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

You probably have a horse or a servant near by?” “Orthon is waiting for me at the quay. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Take this gentleman’s horse to the stables,” cried Baisemeaux. “No, no,” said Aramis; “I have five thousand pistoles in the saddle-bags. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle A man was riding down it, flogging his horse and galloping like a madman. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

With feminine curiosity the cantinière kept harking back incessantly to the way in which he had been dispossessed of the good horse which she had made him buy. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Take my horse — he is the swiftest of my troop — and go you on your errand. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

George Gissing The fellow was perhaps half drunk; he stood there beating the horse unmercifully. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins Ordering my horse to be saddled, I rode instantly to the railway-station. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Edith Wharton He went down to the smoking-room, and ringing for a servant, ordered his horse to be saddled. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Through the windows the stately women saw how Siegfried led a horse out on the sand, whereby King Gunther felt himself much honored. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

As he rode under the cross, he checked his horse and looked back. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

So this was what riding a good English horse was like, he thought. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Our hero, being most humane, took every possible care that his horse should not tread upon any of the red-coats. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

I WAS up at daybreak next morning, and found my horse ready for me, with my swag strapped before the saddle and Snowball at his head. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Anthony Trollope All this matter of the family and the title, and the name, would make him ready to fling her to you,—if only you were a shade less dark a horse than you are. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope It was not without a cause that Lord Mountfencer had parted with so good a horse out of his stable. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Mr. Fairfax conducted his betrothed to her seat in the barouche, and then mounted his horse to ride back to the Castle beside her. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The horse struggled and tried to regain its footing, but nothing could save it, and at last it overbalanced, and both disappeared. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Anthony Trollope I don’t think a horse is worth riding that will go in a crowd. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Walter Besant Their army consisted now of about 1,500 foot and 700 horse, to oppose whom General Carpenter had no more than 900 men, horse and foot, and these raw soldiers for the most part. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

My horse is worn out; he could not go another half league. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Walter Scott Sir Godfrey, at his command, sprung on behind him; the “good neighbour” spurred his horse down the steep bank, and neither he nor the criminal were ever again seen. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Andrew Lang He was thinking of tying his horse to a tree which grew near the gate when a negro came out and spied him. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The little wooden horse was something that only Patrick would know about and something that Patrick could in no circumstances have forgotten. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope I saw him fall, and his horse galloped into the town without a rider. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang She longed to get down and bathe her face in the clear pools, and pick the brilliant flowers, but the horse said ‘No,’ and quickened his pace, neither turning to the right or the left. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton In two seconds he had tugged up his chin over the wall like a horizontal bar; the next he sat astride of it, like a horse of stone. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Doors slammed; some one ran across the yard with a horse ready saddled. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Jules Verne The geographer was going on with his sighs and jubilations with the utmost coolness, when his companions suddenly saw him reel forward, and he and his horse fell down in a lump. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

The horse seemed to feel that the human wayfarers were in a sauntering mood, and fell accommodatingly into a lounging gait like theirs. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Walter Scott But follow me cautiously; the road is narrow, and admits only one horse in front. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Anthony Trollope She quite understood that such a horse must be ridden with a very light hand. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Geoffrey Chaucer This worthy lymytour was cleped Huberd.  A Marchant was ther, with a forkek berd, In mottelee, and hye on horse he sat, Upon his heed a Flaundryssh bevere hat, His bootes clasped faire and fetisly. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer