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Rode hard and put away wet

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.

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