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a path specially made for riding on horseback
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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This Part describes riding to hounds in England around 1800, where it is far better documented than in America.
Kyle Jones unearths the real expense involved in riding to hounds.
Riding to hounds because of the feeling of freedom, the companionship of other hunters and the experience of seeing the countryside from the back of a horse.
Second, riding to hounds demands the courage and horsemanship (seeing a stride, sitting tight when a horse blunders at the gallop) that goes to make a jockey.
The two-and-a-half-year campaign to ban riding to hounds north of the English border came to fruition when MSPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill.
The Queen has ordered her eldest son to give up riding to hounds, fearing that if he continues to do so it will bring the Royal Family into "disrepute".
The Everdon Hall Estate at Little Everdon, available for more than pounds 3 million, has evolved into the perfect backdrop for an Englishman's passions - riding to hounds and cricket.
In it, the gallant officer riding to hounds is shown in full control of his galloping horse, his shako firmly clamped to his head as if it were glued in place, yet he had only one arm!
Crucially, he should give the impression that the only place he'd rather be is out riding to hounds, and that, in his not exactly closed but deliberately limited mind, there is absolutely nothing more ghastly than a townie - except perhaps a townie who admits to liking Flat racing more than the jumps.
She has the perfect bottom to spread across a leather saddle when riding to hounds.
THERE are many hunt servants riding to hounds today adopting the military seat as it is difficult to change old habits and, why should they as this is surely the safest way to ride.
I've always been dubious about the links between the hunting field and the racetrack, but the tales of mad and madly successful Irish jockeys still riding to hounds never seem to diminish, while their English counterparts will surely soon see their opportunities in that direction dry up.