Posted by ESC on April 20, 2003
In Reply to: Rode hard and put away wet posted by Dr. Ward Fredericks on April 20, 2003
: It's a US expression, but I would like any advice on the origin of 'rode hard and put away wet'
I can't tell you who said it first but I can explain it:
RODE HARD AND PUT UP WET -- Riding a horse "hard" to exhaustion and putting him up "wet," rather than brushing him off and cooling him down. That is very bad for the horse's health.