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a path specially made for riding on horseback



a narrow lane cut through a forest. Rides are made to designate the boundaries of compartments or to serve construction purposes (the laying of power lines and conduits). Rides divide a forest into economic units for exploitation, registration, economic planning and organization, control of forest fires, and transport of timber. A ride is usually 4–8 m wide. Rides established for fire-fighting purposes (sometimes called fire roads in the U. S.) may be as wide as 20 m.

What does it mean when you dream about riding?

Riding in a dream—be it in a car, train, ship—may indicate that the dreamer is seeking a destination. Alternatively, it may reveal that the dreamer is in a relationship or other situation that he or she feels is going nowhere, and it may require that they “ride it out” for awhile.

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Sanders has ridden 62 winners for Beckett in the last five years, but the trainer said: "Seb has never been to Whitsbury to ride work for me, though he has worked a couple on the racecourse before.
Although based in County Durham with Howard Johnson, O'Regan has travelled south to ride work at Knight's Oxfordshire stable and is rewarded for his efforts with mounts today on novice hurdlers Launceston (1.
Having claimed that I am wrong about the non-payment of jockeys, Johnston then appears to do an about-turn, stating: "I do accept that my policies may not be applied elsewhere and it may well be common practice to have jockeys ride work without payment.
Having acknowledged that his approach may not be commonplace, Johnston expresses the opinion that it is not necessarily wrong for trainers "to have jockeys ride work without payment".
WITH regard to trainers paying jockeys to school and ride work, David Ashforth needs reminding that the real world is driven by markets.
Since Arnold claims that, in return for jockeys riding work and schooling, the "owner/trainer provides consideration in the form of a fee-earning race-ride", presumably he believes that jockeys who ride work or school a horse but do not receive a fee-earning race-ride should be compensated accordingly.
The ride works as an event for us," says Gustavo Suarez, a spokesman for the foundation.