crupper


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a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tail

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First, a stiff heavy collar just on my neck, and a bridle with great side-pieces against my eyes called blinkers, and blinkers indeed they were, for I could not see on either side, but only straight in front of me; next, there was a small saddle with a nasty stiff strap that went right under my tail; that was the crupper.
He stripped off his clothes, and jumping on its back, rode into the water till it was out of its depth; then slipping off over the crupper, he caught hold of the tail, and as often as the horse turned round the man frightened it back by splashing water in its face.
Even if his black cravat and doeskin gloves, the pistols that filled his holsters, and the valise securely fastened to the crupper behind him had not combined to mark him out as a soldier, the air of unconcern that sat on his face, his regular features (scarred though they were with the smallpox), his determined manner, self-reliant expression, and the way he held his head, all revealed the habits acquired through military discipline, of which a soldier can never quite divest himself, even after he has retired from service into private life.
Figure 4B (below) is a Southern Arapaho crupper similar those shown in the photo.
Williamstown City Councilman Kim Crupper told the Herald-Leader that the taxes the city's council approved in April were necessary because repairs are needed to upgrade the city's emergency services that cover the park, which include the police and fire department
A Martingale B Crupper C Halter D Noseband QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Which country has RA as its international vehicle code?
It doesn't hurt to use a breastcollar to keep your saddle from creeping rearward while climbing long, steep slopes, and in some cases a crupper (strap that runs rearward from the saddle and loops around the tail) can keep you from riding your charger's ears if you ever have to Snowy River off a steep ridge.
A few simultaneous touches on the crupper and withers together produce the buck-jumper.
crupper (it was considered an arc centred on point B)
A bridle has a dozen large grass green peridots, with matching peridot-embedded straps and crupper.
Freelance writer Carol Crupper, of Lawrence, Kansas, is partial to a Kansas City barbecue favorite: burnt ends.
Venus, in his Judgement of Paris in the Louvre has a tight but broad crupper.