He was, in fact, noted for preferring vicious animals, given to all kinds of tricks which kept the rider
in constant risk of his neck, for he held a tractable, wellbroken horse as unworthy of a lad of spirit.
Some hundred paces farther along the edge of the wood stood Mitka, the count's other groom, a daring horseman and keen rider
And the Saw-Horse rocked and rolled over the flower-strewn fields and carried its riders
swiftly upon their way.
It is not, however, for some weeks that the animal is ridden with the iron bit and solid ring, for it must learn to associate the will of its rider
with the feel of the rein, before the most powerful bridle can be of any service.
As though she did not know which foot to put first, Frou-Frou started, dragging at the reins with her long neck, and as though she were on springs, shaking her rider
from side to side.
To this mutual but very material change was owing the fact, that the rider
and the ass were now to be sought among that portion of the band who formed a sort of rear-guard.
Shoot the arrows at the statue, and the rider
shall tumble into the sea, but the horse will fall down by thy side, and thou shalt bury him in the place from which thou tookest the bow and arrows.
Thus, sure that the rider
would not release his hold, Raoul now only directed his attention to the horse, which he guided to the opposite bank, helping it to cut through the water and encouraging it with words.
Gahan's mount, carrying but a single rider
, gained upon that of the Manatorian, so that as they neared the palace Gahan was scarce a hundred yards behind, and now, to his consternation, he saw the fellow turn into the great entrance-way.
Both cleared it, but whereas Lady Grace's mare jumped wide and clear, and her rider
never even faltered in his saddle, Somerfield lost all his lead and only just kept his seat.
Has a bad trick of whirling around without cause It's his idea of a joke on his rider
He became absorbed in trying out the idea, and even borrowed a circus rider
whose act was to play the violin while standing on the back of a galloping horse and to throw somersaults on such precarious platform while still playing the violin.