work horse

work horse
A horse employed to perform work, as distinguished from one kept solely for pleasure. Tishomingo Sav. Institute v Young, 87 Miss 473, 40 So 9. A horse used in farming, in pulling a carriage, or in hauling heavy loads. A horse which performs the common work required of it on the owner's premises or in the owner's business or trade. Not inclusive of' a horse kept for racing or one bought as a speculation. 31 Am J2d Exemp § 70. Slang for a person who works long hours or at heavy labor.

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