willing horse


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willing horse

One who is ready and eager to work. Mark is a willing horse, so we can definitely get him to do this stupid project.
See also: horse, willing
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We can make one miss the kick or get a willing horse into its stride quickly, but we can't make one go if it doesn't want to.
He's a very willing horse, but needs holding up and producing late.
Every jockey that goes out there is determined to win a race like that, you need a willing horse that is going to get you in that position but when you get on a lazy horse like that you have to find a happy medium.
Appears to be improving since returning from his layoff and it could be that Egerton has a consistent and willing horse on his hands.
Soon after the start of the race on a hot, humid and sweaty day the reins broke, so with just his balance and strength in his legs, a most willing horse and the good grace of the other jockeys, Fred Winter had one of the most memorable rides of his life on Mandarin in the 1962 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris.
Judging by some of the surfaces, it is surely stretching credibility to expect even the most willing horse to produce a meaningful athletic performance.
He was a lovely, willing horse with a great attitude, and everyone connected with him is distraught, especially Graham, the owners and Angela Hunt, who looked after him at Emma Lavelle's.
He's an honest, willing horse and should be able to pay his way again for Elite Racing.
He's such a willing horse and just wants to get on with it.
He was a willing horse and I'm very sad that he won't be able to attempt to win a third Ormonde Stakes at Chester next season.
Crisford said: "He's a lovely, game and willing horse who came good in the autumn of last year.
He's a most willing horse and puts so much effort into his races that we like to give him a decent rest in between.
Like willing horses, we have been slowly flogged to death.
Instead they flog the willing horses - good landlords who were complying anyway - which worsens the situation and contributes to the risk of a future housing crisis.
Needless to say the worst one won and I made my way to the station wondering how layers spend their days willing horses to get beat.