who live here are very good colts
, but they are cart-horse colts
, and of course they have not learned manners.
"It's all right," she greeted him, coming out to the barn where he was unhitching a tired but fractious colt
. "I've talked with all three.
Having been challenged by the blacksmith, in a spirit of banter, to attempt the breaking of a certain incorrigible colt
, he succeeded so signally as to earn quite a reputation as a horse-breaker.
When the matron HOUYHNHNMS have produced one of each sex, they no longer accompany with their consorts, except they lose one of their issue by some casualty, which very seldom happens; but in such a case they meet again; or when the like accident befalls a person whose wife is past bearing, some other couple bestow on him one of their own colts
, and then go together again until the mother is pregnant.
Their criterion of a good rider is, a man who can manage an untamed colt
, or who, if his horse falls, alights on his own feet, or can perform other such exploits.
I'll go right in the house, for paper and ink; and then, you know, Aunt Chloe, I can tell about the new colts
Harley was gentle and persuasive and all patience as he strove to make the colt
take the leap.
Then on the wall he saw a Stetson hat hanging, and beneath it a full cartridge-belt and a long-barrelled 38 Colt
or, may we not owe their visit to the dead colt
The carcass of the colt
was forthcoming in due season, but the captain insisted that one half of it should be set apart for the use of the chieftain's family.
Far back on the side of the head, and low down, near the angle of either whale's jaw, if you narrowly search, you will at last see a lashless eye, which you would fancy to be a young colt
's eye; so out of all proportion is it to the magnitude of the head.
An especially splendid sunset seemed to have been prepared to welcome them when, after a long day's journey, they drove into a wide, green door-yard, where a white colt
, a red cow, two cats, four kittens, many hens, and a dozen people, old and young, were gaily disporting themselves.