big lick
 n.— «But he also served during a period of controversy, as horse inspectors clamped down in recent years on the mistreatment of horses through a practice known as soring. In some cases, trainers used chemicals or hoof devices to make their horses raise their forelegs high er, creating the “big lick” gait for which the breed is known.» —“Walking Horse CEO leaves post suddenly” by Leon Alligood Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee) Nov. 29, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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