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    Saddle up! Horse! Mount!

    Can I use "saddle up" as a command to mount the horses? Can you, please, give me as many synonyms as possible.

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    Re: Saddle up! Horse! Mount!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Can I use "saddle up" as a command to mount the horses? Can you, please, give me as many synonyms as possible.
    I believe "Saddle up!" is what is said/shouted to instruct other people to mount their horses. I can't think of a synonym which would be used as an order.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Saddle up! Horse! Mount!

    saddle up - Wiktionary

    To "saddle up" is to put the saddle on the horse in preparation for riding.

    So, no, it's not a command to get on the horse.

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    Re: Saddle up! Horse! Mount!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    saddle up - Wiktionary

    To "saddle up" is to put the saddle on the horse in preparation for riding.

    So, no, it's not a command to get on the horse.
    How would you order somebody to mount a horse?

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    Re: Saddle up! Horse! Mount!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    To "saddle up" is to put the saddle on the horse in preparation for riding.

    So, no, it's not a command to get on the horse.
    That was my first reaction, but I have found it as a command to get on a horse in several distionaries.

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    Re: Saddle up! Horse! Mount!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    How would you order somebody to mount a horse?
    "Mount!"

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    Re: Saddle up! Horse! Mount!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    How would you order somebody to mount a horse?
    If I were one of John Ford's Fifth Cavalry sergeants, it would be, "Prepare to mount! Mount!"
    Last edited by 5jj; 10-Jul-2012 at 12:54. Reason: typo

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    Re: Saddle up! Horse! Mount!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    saddle up - Wiktionary

    To "saddle up" is to put the saddle on the horse in preparation for riding.

    So, no, it's not a command to get on the horse.
    Hmm. Damn, having absolutely no equestrian knowledge, I took my answer from the marvellous 80s film "Young Guns" where I could have sworn that Billy the Kid shouted "OK, boys, saddle up [and let's move out]" several times. As the saddles/blankets were already on their horses and all they appeared to do as a result of the order was to climb on their horses and ride away, I assumed "Saddle up" could also mean "Get on your horse".

    I tried a little harder this time and found this: Chapter 7. Mounted Drill — Australian Light Horse Association

    It appears that the commands are "Prepare to Mount" and "Mount", in Australia at least.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Saddle up! Horse! Mount!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I took my answer from the marvellous 80s film "Young Guns" where I could have sworn that Billy the Kid shouted "OK, boys, saddle up [and let's move out]" several times. .
    I'll let you know in a couple of hours. I have just started the DVD, .

    (I have loved English grammar for about 50 years, Westerns for about 60)

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    Re: Saddle up! Horse! Mount!

    Well, here’s the evidence:

    “Let’s saddle up” – 58.01 (saddles still on the ground).

    “Let’s ride” – 01.01.56

    “Let’s mount up” 01.19.16


    Incidentally, on a different topic, there’s “I’m really not liking him” at 01.14.36. I wonder if McDonalds had a hand in the script.



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