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saddle sore

noun

Simple Definition of saddle sore

  • : a sore on the back of a horse caused by a saddle that is not fitted correctly

  • : a sore area on a horse rider's body that is caused by rubbing against the saddle

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of saddle sore

  1. 1 :  a gall or open sore developing on the back of a horse at points of pressure from an ill-fitting or ill-adjusted saddle

  2. 2 :  an irritation or sore on parts of the rider chafed by the saddle


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