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- An established trail used by riders mounted on horses.
- Synonym: bridle trail
- 1835, James Fenimore Cooper, The Monikins, Introduction:
- A party came round the angle of a rock, along the narrow bridle-path, in single file; two ladies on horseback, followed by as many gentlemen on foot, and preceded by the usual guide.
- 1874, Thomas Hardy, chapter 3, in Far from the Madding Crowd:
- It was not a bridle-path—merely a pedestrian's track, and the boughs spread horizontally at a height not greater than seven feet above the ground, which made it impossible to ride erect beneath them.
- 1916, Sherwood Anderson, chapter 5, in Windy McPherson's Son:
- Then in the evening, he came suddenly upon Sue riding a spirited black horse in a bridle path at the upper end of the park.
- 2008 June 2, Kareem Fahin, "For Riders and Mounts, Rough Going in Prospect Park ," New York Times (retrieved 3 Oct 2012):
- Some complaints about the Prospect Park trails seem to reflect the ever-present realities of urban horseback riding. Joggers and even bikers wander onto the bridle path.
- Now often used to refer to a path maintained and used for the purpose of recreational horseback riding.
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