Having been challenged by the blacksmith, in a spirit of banter, to attempt the breaking of a certain incorrigible colt, he succeeded so signally as to earn quite a reputation as a horse-breaker
. And soon he was able to earn whatever money he desired at this, to him, agreeable work.
You'll see--if you care to, if you have the slightest interest Telemachos's dear father engaged with the front line fighters of these same horse-breaker
loose fish, receiver-general, horse-breaker, soiled dove, white slave, yum-yum girl, working girl, pavement princess, street girl, bad girl, call girl, sex worker, sex care provider and fly girl, which were extracted from the Historical Thesaurus of English (HTE).
In turn, horse-breaker entered the English lexico-semantic system in the mid-16th century and it started to be used in its literal sense 'one who breaks in horses and trains them to the bridle or collar'.
Bridgwater has struggled since becoming a trainer, while horse-breaker
extraordinaire Greene has already retired from the saddle once and - at the age of 41 - is surely soon to be riding off into a second sunset.
But before becoming a full-time actor he scraped a living as a horse-breaker
, tree-feller, lorry driver and wine business manager.
It was a different experience for the ambassador, who used to be a horse-breaker
and jockey in his homeland.