saddle up

phrasal verb

saddled up; saddling up; saddles up
: to get on a horse
He saddled up and rode away.

Examples of saddle up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Professional equestrian Zara, 42, has served as an ambassador for the Magic Millions festival for the last 12 years and saddled up to play polo with Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s pals Figueras and Blaquier. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2024 In June 2023, the sovereign saddled up on a black mare named Noble for his ceremonial role as Colonel in Chief of the seven regiments of the Household Division of the British Army. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 18 Mar. 2024 One couple saddled up horses, keeping the ranch spirit alive. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024 Princess Anne had to saddle up for her role as Gold-Stick-in-Waiting and join the procession of 6,000 armed services personnel to Buckingham Palace after the crowning. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 Competitors will saddle up in Florence, head east towards Rimini on the Adriatic Coast, follow the Apennines north through Emilia-Romagna, and complete stage three in Turin. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2023 Explore the sights of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area by saddling up and hitting over 200 miles of horse trails. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 26 Sep. 2023 Price at time of publish: $20 for 4 These candles, which are poured and packaged by Nashville fragrance house Ranger Station, have long-lasting scents that may remind you of familiar experiences, like saddling up a horse and riding off into the sunset. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 27 Sep. 2023 Streamlined to the point of simple-mindedness, the set-up involves a ruthless bad guy (Iko Uwais) who steals a nuclear weapon, forcing everyone’s favorite team of old warhorses to saddle up again, this time with marching orders from a government operative played by Andy Garcia. Brian Lowry, CNN, 22 Sep. 2023

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“Saddle up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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