Men on horseback were riding in haste toward the front.
He ranged the whole field on horseback, making himself the most conspicuous target for Indian bullets, and, in spite of what he called the "dastardly behaviour" of the regular troops, saved the expedition from annihilation, and brought the remnant of his Virginians out of action in fair order.
mile was the forest of Soignies with great numbers of stags, red and roe deer, that were hunted on horseback even under the ramparts of the town.
The men journeyed on horseback, the women in wagons with felt tilts.
The second guard on horseback appeared from a street to her right.
1); strange social upheavals may be seen: the poor 2 set in high places, the rich cast down, slaves on horseback, princes on foot (x.
I rode horseback nearly every evening and once I rode five miles at a fast gallop.
It was hunted in England and in Europe on foot and on horseback with dogs, while the weapon of attack was always the spear.
The women were kept in subjection, and were far from enjoying the liberty granted them among the Sarmatae, among whom they rode on horseback and engaged in war.
At Saragossa Peter Arbue, a canon and an ardent inquisitor, was slain in 1485 whilst praying in a church; and the threats against the hated Torquemada made him go in fear of his life, and he never went abroad without an escort of forty familiars of the Holy Office on horseback and two hundred more on foot.
A great hunting match was organized at Danchurch in Warwickshire by Digby, to which large numbers of the Roman Catholic gentry were invited, who were to join the plot after the successful accomplishment of the explosion of the 5th of November, the day fixed for the opening of parliament, and get possession of the princess Elizabeth, then residing in the neighbourhood; while Percy was to seize the infant prince Charles and bring him on horseback to their meeting-place.
Of works certainly executed by him during his years of travel there are extant, besides the Basel wood-block, only a much-injured portrait of himself, very finely dressed and in the first bloom of his admirable manly beauty, dated 1493 and originally painted on vellum but since transferred to canvas (this is the portrait of the Felix Goldschmid collection); a miniature painting on vellum at Vienna (a small figure of the Child-Christ); and some half a dozen drawings, of which the most important are the characteristic pen portrait of himself at Erlangen, with a Holy Family on the reverse much in the manner of Schongauer; another Holy Family in nearly the same style at Berlin; a study from the female nude in the Bonnat collection; a man and woman on horseback in Berlin; a man on horseback, and an executioner about to behead a young man, at the British Museum, &c. These drawings all show Diirer intent above all things on the sternly accurate delineation of ungeneralized individual forms by means of strongly accented outline and shadings curved, somewhat like the shadings of Martin Schongauer's engravings, so as to follow their modellings and roundness.
At its opening, on the 27th of September 1825, a train of thirtyfour vehicles, making a gross load of about go tons, was drawn by one engine driven by Stephenson, with a signalman on horseback in advance..
I'll ride over on horseback to enable a quick escape if needed, she insisted.
Fearing a plan to kidnap him, he left Rome, ostensibly to meet the emperor, and from Sutri fled by night on horseback, pursued by 300 of the emperor's cavalry, to Civitavecchia, whence he took ship for Genoa and thence proceeded across the Alps to Lyons, at that time a merely nominal dependence of the Empire.
Carriage duties in carts and on horseback were also apportioned according to the time they took as a part of the week-work.
One day in spring four men were riding on horseback along a country road.
When roads were poor and vehicles cumbersome horseback was almost the only method of travel for both sexes.
They were usually on horseback but sometimes on foot.
Communications are maintained on horseback and by water, and there are no roads except at Stanley.
He sustained severe injuries in a fall from horseback which permanently affected his brain, and was persuaded by his friends to retire.
All land journeys are made on horseback, and in the remoter parts all goods have to be transported by the same means.
Back-tracking the elk through the brush wasn't so difficult, but trying to move through the brush on horseback wasn't a simple thing.
One beautiful day followed another and she gradually wandered farther from the house exploring the ranch - sometimes on horseback, sometimes on foot.
in height), adorned with bas-reliefs of Lincoln and Grant on horseback (by Maurice J.
Every Persian able to bear arms is bound to serve the king the great landowners on horseback, the commonalty on foot.
Prior to the introduction of carriages horseback was the means of locomotion, and Queen Elizabeth rode in state to St Paul's on a pillion; but even after carriages were used, horseback was held to be more dignified, for James I.
As a young commander of cavalry (praefectus alae) he wrote in his winter-quarters a work on the use of missiles on horseback (de jaculatione equestri), with some account of the points of a good horse (viii.
He may have had other reasons than the practice of the ancients for dining late and performing his journeys on horseback instead of in a carriage.
and Shapur 1., represents the king and the god Ormuzd both on horseback, the latter in the act of handing to his companion the ring of sovereignty.
It was for the most part written on horseback, during the author's rides in the country while engaged in his meridian measurements.
The crowd of citizens who accompanied the mayor on horseback to Westminster developed into a yearly pageant, which each season became more elaborate.
When he had ridden about two miles and had passed the last of the Russian troops, he saw, near a kitchen garden with a ditch round it, two men on horseback facing the ditch.
Dolokhov--now an officer--wounded in the arm, and on foot, with the regimental commander on horseback and some ten men of his company, represented all that was left of that whole regiment.
The general on horseback at the entrance to the dam raised his hand and opened his mouth to address Dolokhov.
Highway, in the law of the states of the American Union, generally means a lawful public road, over which all citizens are allowed to pass and repass on foot, on horseback, in carriages and waggons.
His picture of Napoleon on horseback pointing the way to Italy is now in Berlin.
Will we be safe on horseback?
You can also go horseback riding in the beautiful landscape!
" But," as Hallam says, " he who fought on horseback and had been invested with peculiar arms in a solemn manner wanted nothing more to render him a knight; " and so he concludes, in view of the verbal identity of " chevalier " and " caballarius," that " we may refer chivalry in a general sense to the age of Charlemagne."
He rode alone on horseback through Mongolia to western Siberia, and narrowly escaped being slaughtered by a mob.
They were archers fighting on horseback, and in their cavalry consisted the strength of the Parthian army; the infantry were mostly slaves, bought and trained for military service, like the janissaries and mamelukes.
On the twenty-fifth of August, so his historians tell us, Napoleon spent the whole day on horseback inspecting the locality, considering plans submitted to him by his marshals, and personally giving commands to his generals.
The rough streets are too steep and narrow for vehicles, and even riding on horseback is often difficult.
When the rivers are frozen communication is maintained by sledges on the Amur; but in spring and autumn the only continuous route down the Shilka and the Amur, to its mouth, is on horseback along a mountain path (very difficult across the Bureya range).
She was considering getting one of the men to carry it to the barn when Gerald and Sam arrived on horseback.
Every year Asbury traversed a large area, mostly on horseback.
The internal streets of the town are so winding and narrow that there is not room for a carriage to pass, and it is difficult to penetrate them even on horseback.
On the lower Amur and on the Usuri the journey is also difficult even on horseback.
Operating in open country, mounted on horseback, and with rifles in their hands, the Boer farmers were able to inflict fearful losses on their enemy, while their own casualties were few.
This is of glass of a greenish hue; on the upper part is represented, in relief, the chase of a lion by two men on horseback accompanied by dogs; the costume appears to be Byzantine rather than Roman, and the style is very bad.
Chinchillas live in burrows, and these subterranean dwellings undermine the ground in some parts of the Chilean Andes to such an extent as to cause danger to travellers on horseback.
Otherwise, for about seven months of the year they can be crossed on foot or on horseback.
From Irazu (11,200), the culminating point of the range, both oceans and the whole of Costa Rica are visible; its altitude exceeds that of Aneto, the highest point in the Pyrenees, but so gradual is its acclivity that the summit can easily be reached by a man on horseback.
Most of the lines run south or south-west from Cincinnati and Louisville, and the east border of the state still has a small railway mileage and practically no wagon roads, most of the travel being on horseback.
Shaken by the journey, which he had performed entirely on horseback, he was attacked with fever, and died at Ratisbon, on the 15th of November (N.S.), 1630, in the fifty-ninth year of his age.
The fable of the centaurs, if the derivation from to goad, Taupos, bull, be accepted (but see Centaur), would indicate the early existence of pastoral peoples living on horseback, like the modern cowboys (cp. "cow-punchers") or gauchos of North and South America.
The Greeks and Romans, especially the former, were skilled horsemen, and feats on horseback were a feature of their games.
Hitherto the Germans had fought mainly on foot, and, as the Magyars came on horseback, the nation was placed at an immense disadvantage.
The sportsman appears, occasionally at least, in the later periods, to have gone to cover in his chariot or on horseback; according to Wilkinson, when the dogs threw off in a level plain of great extent, it was even usual for him "to remain in his chariot, and, urging his horses to their full speed, endeavour to turn or intercept them as they doubled, discharging a well-directed arrow whenever they came within its range."
Shortly afterwards the treaty of Margus (not far from the modern Belgrade), where both sides negotiated on horseback, was ratified.
Although at times subject to fierce criticism with regard to matters of administration and finance, he was recognized as one of the ablest men on the Confederate side, and he remained with Jefferson Davis to the last, sharing his flight after the surrender at Appomattox, and only leaving him shortly before his capture, because he found himself unable to go farther on horseback.
Many of the rioters were disguised as women and were on horseback; each band was led by a captain called "Rebecca," his followers being, known as "her daughters."
The title g / iriros is connected with the legend of Aeneas, who is said to have dedicated to his mother a statue that represented her on horseback.
The large bronzes are almost the only ones which have survived from classical times, the most famous of them being the seated Mercury and the dancing Faun; the marbles reckon among their vast number the Psyche, the Capuan Venus, the portraits of Homer and Julius Caesar, as well as the huge group called the Toro Farnese (Amphion and Zethus tying Dirce to its horns), the Farnese Hercules, the excellent though late statues of the Balbi on horseback and a very fine collection of ancient portrait busts.
At her festival called Bendidea, held at the Peiraeus, there was a procession of Thracians who were settled in the district, and a torch-race on horseback.
The distances across wheat fields are so great that even horseback communication is too slow.
Fantastic apparitions of angelic and supernatural beings, gorgeously arrayed and mostly upon horseback, are frequently introduced.
and his judges rode on horseback to Westminster Hall.
Both are on horseback; the god is giving the diadem to the king.
They were experts in the use of the bow and arrows while on horseback.
For hours he stood, or sat on horseback, amid the surging crowd, facing the mutinous soldiers - who had loaded their muskets and formed square - while effort after effort was made to bring them to reason, sometimes at the cost of life - as in the case of Count Miloradovich, military governor of St Petersburg, who was mortally wounded by a;pistol shot while arguing with the mutineers.
Three travelers on the bridge, one on horseback led by a coolie.
Watersports, hiking, horseback excursions on the beach and theme parks are on the doorstep.
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hiker those seeking more outdoor pursuits there is everything from scuba diving to horseback riding, deep sea fishing and hiking through the rainforest.
Or perhaps you're riding horseback through sparkling surf, with the palms swaying in the balmy breeze.
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Dinner Plain Trail Rides - offering horseback riding adventures in Australia's mountainous high country.
horseback into the mountain for beginners to expert riders.
horseback riding or just relaxing can be part of your daily routine.
horseback ride through the jungle alone is worth the tour.
horseback riders, cart.
horseback tour are on the agenda.
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horseback without weapons.
horseback in military uniform.
horseback in the days before proper roads.
horseback with a lance.
horseback with longer swords ready for action once the infantry had played their part.
horseback with packs of hounds.
horsemanclass="ex">Expert horsemen, the Britons can throw spears from horseback, or from chariots.
This type of hunting was considered more genteel than the fast pace of hunting on horseback.
The Mayor, followed by the Gentlemen, Clergy and several hundreds of the principal inhabitants, all in order on horseback.
knights on horseback.
wood pasture was a favored sporting environment in the Middle Ages ideally suited to hunting deer on horseback.
police on horseback were looking perturbed.
rider party rode on horseback from Prescott to McDowell.
There is plenty of entertainment for children nearby: horseback riding, swimming in the lake or swimming pool.
The difficulties are arresting dozens of riders on horseback in open, often rugged, countryside are enormous.
Then you should learn how to lead horseback safari!
Showing the upper part of man on horseback, waving scimitar, [Wulfric Spot] .
sleuths on horseback when foul play is suspected at Whispering Springs Ranch.
soldiers on horseback provide mobility and speed to an army commander.
Expert horsemen, the Britons can throw spears from horseback, or from chariots.
tobogganing, snowmobile riding, ice skating and horseback riding.
wilderness adventures such as hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding and wilderness camping are favorite attractions in Colorado.
They are, as a rule, very easy to shoot on horseback, as, if one gallops a little in front of and on one side of them, they will hold their course, and come sailing past, offering a magnificent broadside shot, while under similar circumstances a prehensile-lipped rhinoceros will usually swerve away in such a manner as only to present his hind-quarters for a shot.
"riding a bicycle"), the word is associated with horseback riding, for exercise or pleasure.
Here again forests of Coniferae predominate, especially on the northern and eastern slopes; and the other distinguishing features of the flora are gigantic male ferns (Aspidium filix-mas), Paris incompleta (a member of the Trilliaceae), Usnea or tree-moss, box, holly (Ilex aquifolium), Lilium monadelphum and many of the familiar herbaceous plants which flower in English gardens, though here they grow to an altogether extraordinary size - " monkshoods, Cephalaria, Mulgedia and groundsels, among which men on horseback might play at hide and seek without stooping " (E.
If a man was obliged to go from one city to another, he often rode on horseback.
Daniel and his father would ride there on horseback.
One day John Randolph, of Roanoke, [Footnote: Ro'a noke.] set out on horseback to ride to a town that was many miles from his home.
The warriors set off on horseback and proceed to raze the rustic village to the ground.
Our party rode on horseback from Prescott to McDowell.
Showing the upper part of man on horseback, waving scimitar, [Wulfric Spot ].
ItÃ¢s up to you and Barbie to become super sleuths on horseback when foul play is suspected at Whispering Springs Ranch.
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Soldiers on horseback provide mobility and speed to an army commander.
You can go tobogganing, snowmobile riding, ice skating and horseback riding.
Wilderness adventures such as hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding and wilderness camping are favorite attractions in Colorado.
Your hobby or interest - Find fabrics and decorations to reflect your favorite hobby, whether it's horseback riding or ice skating.
Fly-fishing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, golfing, and hot-air balloon rides are just a few of the off-season treats.
Battle axes were part of a knight's standard arsenal, and their long handles made them useful in confrontations on foot and horseback.
Along with these, there are numerous other types of camps like fitness or horseback camps that you can attend.
Mexico: Beautiful beaches, water sports, horseback riding, golf, lively nightlife, cultural and archeological explorations and much more are available.
For fun on land, many newlyweds enjoy horseback riding, golf, tennis, and more.
Though most weekend weddings are more subdued, activities such as golf, swimming, or even horseback riding will clearly call for a specific wardrobe.
You may also be able to find country western shirts at local horseback riding supply shops, or county fairs.
Barbados: Pink and white sand beaches make this a romantic destination, while snorkeling with sea turtles, visiting a rum distillery, and numerous cave and horseback tours offer ample opportunity for more active pursuits.
Scuba diving, horseback riding, jeep tours, Mayan ruin visits, and beach excursions are common options.
Go horseback riding on a picturesque beach, trek steamy rainforest trails, visit rare bird sanctuaries or go snorkeling in the warm tropical waters off the Costa Rican coast.
Horseback Riding: Riding horseback along the picturesque shoreline is a very popular activity.
Outdoor Sports: From scuba diving to horseback riding and golf, most of the Caribbean Islands are designed for outdoor play more suitable for adults than children.
If your plans include taking day tours or shopping, adjust your wardrobe to fit those activities, and if you plan a daytime hike or activity like horseback riding, be sure to bring the right clothes.
Suitable for short or extended stays, this resort has something for all budgets so everyone can enjoy the western themed indoor water park, elite golf course, horseback riding, and other resort attractions.
Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are all offered and can be arranged through the resort's concierge service.
Get ready for some shootin', some huntin', some horseback ridin' and some steamboat ridin' because your yellow-bellied hide ain't goin' to make it too far there.
If you're on horseback, you can make your horse slide and trample bad guys.
Controlling Colton on horseback was much easier.
Shooting from horseback was not only fun, but simple.
Pull off devastating combos and even fight on horseback.
Visitors can also enjoy tubing, whitewater rafting, hiking, and horseback riding in the Helen area, as well as visiting other natural Georgia attractions such as the Appalachian Trail and Brasstown Bald.
Other significant causes include falls, collisions, or blows due to bicycling, horseback riding, skiing, and soccer.
Helmets should also be worn while bicycling, skiing, or horseback riding.
There are two-day sessions and week-long sessions that focus on animal care, as well as an art camp and a horseback riding camp.
Has he always wanted to go horseback riding?
Take a romantic, sunset, horseback ride together, and stop for some wine and cheese under a tree.
Hiking, horseback riding, and bird-watching are other activities that are frequently available.
It's known for its skiing, snow boarding, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, hiking and other recreational sports-related activities.
Horseback riding is an either/or situation.
Children's magazine subscriptions make a great gift, especially for the child with a hobby or special interest like skateboarding or horseback riding.
Aside from the awe-inspiring view, there is plenty to do in the area, including horseback riding, helicopter trips, tours, and parks.
Camp Olympia-Located on Lake Livingston in Trinity, Texas, kids ages seven to 16 can enjoy over 35 different activities, from waterskiing to wakeboarding, horseback riding to archery and more.
They were traditionally worn with jodhpurs, which are tight fitting pants that are meant for horseback riding.
These boots can be purchased at shops that specialize in horseback riding gear, particularly English saddle riding.
Dogwood London - Those on the other side of the pond might want to check out this online retailer's selection of handsome jodhpur boots and other horseback riding gear.
High heel pumps date all the way back to the 1500s when horseback riders supposedly wore them to help keep their feet in stirrups.
Turtle Island is one of the best locations for a honeymoon with the horseback racing, windsurfing, and romantic sunsets on the beach.
Likewise, if you are traveling with children, plan to stay at a family-friendly resort that features a range of activities from dolphin experiences to snorkeling and horseback riding.
The hotel boasts an on-site surfing school, sprawling pools with waterfalls and waterslides and on-property horseback riding trails.
Bermuda also offers a wide range of kid-friendly activities, from horseback adventures and cave exploring to marine animal encounters and kayaking.
Big Sky Yoga Retreats presents Cowgirl Yoga, a horseback riding and yoga vacation for women, also known as "yeehaw and namaste".
Available from Nature's Tapestry are two horseback exercise machines from Sunpentown.
Working on the same principle of counterbalance, the Horseback Exercise Machine Core Exerciser Giddyup features two motors which closely simulate the actions of riding a horse.
High impact activities, like that of running or horseback riding, means that you'll want to purchase a bra that's suited for high impact sports.
Hunters and winter hikers and campers will also use them, as will some long-distance skiers and horseback riders who are trying to prevent chafing.
A lot of crew's adventures take place on dusty planets with shady characters riding up on horseback, guns drawn, to work out the details of whatever job Mal has taken on to earn some credits.
Whether fishing, horseback riding or just viewing the park's diverse wildlife, you're sure to work up an appetite.
In the summer visitors take to the mountains for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, kayaking and horseback riding.
Glendale is located near a wealth of outdoor activities including biking trails, jogging tracks, hiking trails and horseback riding.
The great desideratum in a seat on horseback is that it should be firm.
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