saddle sore

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saddle sore

1. A sore on a horse's back caused by an improperly fitted saddle.
2. A sore on a rider caused by the chafing of a saddle.
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sad′dle sore`

1. an irritation or sore on a horse caused by the rubbing of a poorly adjusted saddle.
2. an irritation or sore on a rider caused by a saddle.


(ˈsæd lˌsɔr, -ˌsoʊr)

1. feeling sore from horseback riding.
2. irritated or having sores produced by a saddle.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saddle sore - an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
2.saddle sore - sore on a horseback rider chafed by a saddle
gall - a skin sore caused by chafing
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References in classic literature ?
"'From all my riding,' he writes to the Emperor, 'I have got a saddle sore which, coming after all my previous journeys, quite prevents my riding and commanding so vast an army, so I have passed on the command to the general next in seniority, Count Buxhowden, having sent him my whole staff and all that belongs to it, advising him if there is a lack of bread, to move farther into the interior of Prussia, for only one day's ration of bread remains, and in some regiments none at all, as reported by the division commanders, Ostermann and Sedmoretzki, and all that the peasants had has been eaten up.
"Look here, you chaps," he said, as his assistant did so, "I'm tired to death, and saddle sore. I can't give you a word of talk.
"Travelling into Tynemouth to finish the ride was a great feeling; we were aching and saddle sore but there were smiles all round at what we had achieved."
Dubai: Only a few bikers in the world sport two special patches on their leather jackets: The "Full Throttle" patch and the "Saddle Sore" patch.
CHRIS FROOME changed saddles and his position on the bike before the final decisive mountain stages of the Giro d'Italia after suffering with a serious saddle sore problem that had been affecting his ability to ride at his very best.
Mind you I was concerned they be a little saddle sore.
So if you've been itching to find out who makes him laugh, just how saddle sore that Sports Relief bike ride really left him, what is was like hosting the Royal Variety Show or what's the oddest thing a fan has ever asked him to sign - anything in fact - simply send your questions via email to ECHO Arts Editor Catherine Jones at by 11am tomorrow at the latest.
michaelpugh, 41, from Cardi, will brave bears, wolves and doubtless the odd spot of saddle sore on the 2,200km trek.
SADDLE SORE: A triumphant Lee Cash (left) with his personal trainer Rob Coster
AMATEUR jockeys Lorna Brooke and Jane Williams are about to make themselves saddle sore to help a stricken fellow rider.
In fact we managed not only to do that distance, but much more and got over 210 miles on day three despite being very saddle sore at the end.