Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thesaurus Thursday: "Oxer."

Because I started taking riding lessons not long ago, I thought that I would choose a word related to riding.  Today's word "oxer."  An oxer is a spread fence or jump consisting of two or more standards (the poles holding the rails), making the jump wider.  Obviously, being an object, it is a noun.  There are various types of oxers, but here is a very basic example:

I cannot even canter yet, so I certainly could not jump an oxer, because the horse would need enough momentum to get over it and would also land in a canter.

As usual, the next regular post will be up Saturday or Sunday!

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