During the last few days he had not ridden her out for exercise himself, but had put her in the charge of the trainer, and so now he positively did not know in what condition his mare
had arrived yesterday and was today.
He refuses to ride my mare
because she was a little fractious yesterday.
My brother's expenses have been higher, as well, and I was driven to the conclusion that since I could not afford both, I'd better let the mare
go and keep the brother.
On the following morning he led the mare
and foal to the fields as usual, but bound a cord round them both which he kept in his hand.
With the cry of "now," the mare
tugged with all her might, but far from galloping, could scarcely move forward; she struggled with her legs, gasping and shrinking from the blows of the three whips which were showered upon her like hail.
With this, the mare
pulled alongside and began gradually to pass the girl.
The tearing of the cruel barb into her side brought a sudden scream of pain and fright from the mare
, and then they both wheeled and broke for safety; but Tarzan of the Apes, for a distance of a few yards, could equal the speed of even these, and the first stride of the mare
found her overhauled, with a savage beast at her shoulder.
After an early breakfast at Morristown, the tobacco pedlar, whose name was Dominicus Pike, had travelled seven miles through a solitary piece of woods, without speaking a word to anybody but himself and his little gray mare
soon after my entrance rose from her mat, and coming up close, after having nicely observed my hands and face, gave me a most contemptuous look; and turning to the horse, I heard the word YAHOO often repeated betwixt them; the meaning of which word I could not then comprehend, although it was the first I had learned to pronounce.
The first thirty miles or so was a good metal road, too good to go half round the world to ride on, but after Whittlesea it was a mere track over the ranges, a track I often couldn't see and left entirely to the mare
Next to him, yellow-haired Menelaus son of Atreus rose and yoked his fleet horses, Agamemnon's mare
Aethe, and his own horse Podargus.
There are also some mares
and cows which naturally bring forth their young so like the male, that we can easily distinguish by which of them they were impregnated: such was the mare
called Just, in Pharsalia.