Meaning of hand-ride

hand-ride

Pronunciation: (hand'rīd"), [key]
— v., -rode, -rid•den, -rid•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to ride (a horse) in a race without using a whip or spurs, urging it on with only the hands.
—v.i.
  1. to hand-ride a horse.
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