on horseback

idiom

: on the back of a horse : by riding a horse
Before the invention of the automobile, people often traveled on horseback.

Examples of on horseback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following them were a group of older children riding on horseback. Erin Hill, Peoplemag, 12 May 2024 But hot in pursuit is a ruthless Nazi SS officer on horseback (Friend) who is obsessed with hunting him down. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2024 The sculpture — depicting a Native American on horseback, arms outstretched, face to the sky — remained in Boston, where Dallin had settled and spent much of his life. Vahe Gregorian, Kansas City Star, 10 May 2024 The memorable scene featured in the 1968 film, and accompanying it were Goldsmith’s harsh and syncopated rhythms driven by percussion as armed apes on horseback chase humans. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 10 May 2024 The soldiers patrolled the area on horseback until 1944. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 May 2024 The largest forests have trails (running from easy to advanced) that can be accessed by foot or on horseback. Julie Destefano, Robb Report, 7 May 2024 As a girl, when visiting her father on the job, Olga would be told to stand erect when President Masaryk passed by on horseback. Frank Litsky, New York Times, 1 May 2024 Typically that was done by automobile or on horseback. Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman, 15 Apr. 2024

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“On horseback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20horseback. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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