First, a stiff heavy collar just on my neck, and a bridle with great side-pieces against my eyes called blinkers
, and blinkers
indeed they were, for I could not see on either side, but only straight in front of me; next, there was a small saddle with a nasty stiff strap that went right under my tail; that was the crupper.
That honest wagoner is thinking of his dinner, getting sadly dry in the oven at this late hour; but he will not touch it till he has fed his horses,--the strong, submissive, meek-eyed beasts, who, I fancy, are looking mild reproach at him from between their blinkers
, that he should crack his whip at them in that awful manner as if they needed that hint
Horses, scarcely better; splashed to their very blinkers
He tried as it were to keep his mind in blinkers, to see nothing but the light of the candles on the altar-screen, the icons, and those conducting the service.
The blinkers were adjusted again and he felt tranquillized, and repeating his childhood's prayer: 'Lord, receive me, receive me
You can so seldom get hold of a man as can turn his brains to more nor one thing; it's just as if they wore blinkers
like th' horses and could see nothing o' one side of 'em.
If I had not taken that turn when I was a lad," he thought, "I might have got into some stupid draught-horse work or other, and lived always in blinkers
SOLAR IMPULSE looked a different horse in blinkers
last time - and he'll take plenty of stopping if the headgear works again.
Dogged by problems and below his best in the first half of the season, he was fitted with blinkers
for the first time as he dropped back in trip to two miles and five furlongs.
She was an easy winner on her first attempt at 1m2f at Newbury on Tuesday in first-time blinkers
and looks well treated under a 6lb penalty.
One of Oscar Whisky's chief rivals, the Paul Nicholls-trained Zarkandar, will wear blinkers
in tomorrow's race.
Just as the blinkers
on a horse may blind the animal to pertinent information, so many members of the public, media figures, politicians, and even scientists themselves wear blinkers
when it comes to a wide range of scientific issues, according to Pasternak (founding director of the Oxford International Biomedical Centre, UK).