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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
My horse turning too quickly while I was going eyes out, fell and rolled over.
go eyes out = rush along, ride at full speed, tear at a mad pace
May I paraphrase the sentence above by following manner?
My horse turning too quickly while I was tearing at a mad pace, fell and rolled over.
Thank you for your efforts.
or maybe the best in my humble opinion "tearing downhills at a mad pace"
downhill, not downhills
There is nothing in the original sentence you gave to suggest he was going downhill, but there is nothing grammatically wrong with "tearing downhill (at a mad pace)". Any adverb of direction would work, pretty much.