sit tall in the/(one's) saddle

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sit tall in the/(one's) saddle

To be or remain proud, stoical, or august in one's manner or composure. Even after two years of a losing war, the general still sat tall in his saddle before his troops. I'll have nothing to do with your schemes or plot. One day, you're going to be locked up and lose everything, and I'll be sitting tall in the saddle when you do.
See also: saddle, sit, tall
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With broad smiles, Deandra Goff and Brandi Cox sat tall in their saddles and slowly guided their horses around the arena at the El Centro Equestrian Center.