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“Stove-up” is a phrase I never heard until I entered the horse world: “Darcy got kicked by another horse and now she is all stove-up.”

Here’s the definition:

suffering physical discomfort caused by injury, illness, exercise, or overwork :  battered, worn-out <horses … too old and stove-up for saddle work — F. B. Gipson> <several of the men were stove-up … and even some of the women showed signs of having been kicked or stepped on — H. L. Davis>

“Stove-up.” Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 18 June 2014. <>.

Owie 1


Darcy will be getting lots of TLC this week. Poor baby.

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