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Rode hard and put up wet

Posted by ESC on January 26, 2001

In Reply to: Rode hard and hung out wet posted by April Hill on January 26, 2001

: What does this mean and where did it come from? Please settle this argument.

Rode hard and put up wet. It refers to riding a horse "hard" to exhaustion and putting him up "wet," rather than brushing him off and cooling him down. Or whatever one does with a sweaty horse.