Meaning of on horseback in English:

on horseback


  • On a horse.

    ‘a lady on horseback rode up to the house’
    • ‘There were no casualties, but that little skirmish was a bit of history: it was the last time the British Army rode into battle on horseback.’
    • ‘I point out to him that the queen no longer rides on horseback during the ceremony, but uses a carriage.’
    • ‘At eleven years old he rode fifty miles on horseback to a farm on the banks of the Rakaia River.’
    • ‘He rode the country on horseback preaching daily in the open air, under trees.’
    • ‘President James Monroe would ride around Washington on horseback.’
    • ‘This records the queen's visit to Coventry in August 1566 and makes it clear that Elizabeth rode on horseback.’
    • ‘Learning to ride is something I have always wanted to do and never did properly and the idea of scrambling around the countryside on horseback appeals to me.’
    • ‘Around 20 police officers, two on horseback, were keeping order as spectators filed into the ground yesterday.’
    • ‘Soldiers on horseback have been seen patrolling the area.’
    • ‘As I came up to a join in the paths, through the drizzle and the fog I saw another party, on foot and horseback, approaching along the other track.’