Thursday, December 17, 2015

What is "Raring to go"?

Yesterday I talked about champing at the bit. Raring to go is another saying used to mean the same thing - being impatient, wanting to get on and do something.

Raring in this context is a slight corruption of rearing and it refers to the fact that some horses, when asked to wait before a run - when they know they're going to get to run - will rear up and even bounce a bit on their hind legs. They may also plunge, which is going into a half rear and then leaping forward.

(Not fun to ride, and I speak from experience).

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