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saddle up

1. To fit a saddle onto an animal, especially a horse, in order to ride it. Norm, go saddle up the horses for our guests, please. saddled up, saddles up, saddling up
2. To sit in an animal's saddle in order to ride it. There's a storm coming—we'd better saddle up and head back to the ranch.
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saddle up

 
1. Lit. to prepare one's horse for riding by putting a saddle on it. Let's saddle up and go for a ride.
2. Fig. to mount one's horse and sit in the saddle. The cowboys saddled up and took off after the rustlers.
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saddle up

v.
1. To put a saddle on a horse: The cowboys saddled up and rode off.
2. To put a saddle on some animal: The cowboy saddled up three horses for the other riders. Some camels don't like it if you saddle them up at night.
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Licensed by the Los Angeles County Regional Center, an organization which provides therapeutic assistance for people with disabilities, Saddle Up provides both county-funded and private therapeutic rides in one-hour increments.
Saddle Up has also earned its non-profit status and is now accepting donations to continue providing services for handicapped children throughout the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas.
DeJaynes had wanted to open a program like Saddle Up but ``had no idea how to begin.
Photo: (1 -- color) Terry DeJaynes leads 6-year-old Christina Buckley around on Buddy the horse as part of the Saddle Up therapeutic riding program.
2 -- color) Buddy the horse makes friends with Mia Leggett, 13, at the Saddle Up Riding Stable.