It encountered his cranium with a tremendous crash, --he was tumbled headlong into the dust, and Gunpowder, the black steed, and the goblin rider, passed by like a whirlwind.
In cold weather he was distinguished by a fur cap, surmounted with a flaunting fox's tail; and when the folks at a country gathering descried this well-known crest at a distance, whisking about among a squad of hard riders, they always stood by for a squall.
Only an excellent rider
could have escaped being unhorsed, and as it was, Daylight was nastily near to it.
At the same moment the roan swerved and its rider
caught a glimpse of the aroused men by the house.
Their criterion of a good rider
is, a man who can manage an untamed colt, or who, if his horse falls, alights on his own feet, or can perform other such exploits.
Upon which Western, who had been much alarmed by meeting his daughter's horse without its rider
, and was now overjoyed to find her unhurt, cried out, "I am glad it is no worse.
Frou-Frou started into a gallop, her left foot forward, made two bounds, and fretting at the tightened reins, passed into a jolting trot, bumping her rider
up and down.
Does my brother think that the rider
is a warrior of the Pale-faces?
Coming to a dead stop in a little copse thereabout, she suffered her rider
to dismount with right goodwill, and to tie her to the trunk of a tree.
Through all this motley assemblage, threading her way with the skill of an accomplished rider
, there galloped Lucy Ferrier, her fair face flushed with the exercise and her long chestnut hair floating out behind her.
One of the riders
was getting out of the water covered with mud, the other lay quite still.
Just then the noise of horses topped the rise, and four or five riders
came in sight in the moonlight and swept at full gallop down the slope.
Then feed us and break us and handle and groom, And give us good riders
and plenty of room, And launch us in column of squadron and see The way of the war-horse to "Bonnie Dundee"!
If the thoats did not respond with sufficient celerity to the telepathic instructions of their riders
they were dealt a terrific blow between the ears with the butt of a pistol, and if they showed fight this treatment was continued until the brutes either were subdued, or had unseated their riders
With some difficulty the boy managed to get his knife out of his pocket and cut the cords that bound the riders
to one another and to the wooden horse.