(Also spelled "ridgeling")
A partly castrated horse, with one or both testicles.

Equestrian sports dictionary . 2013.

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  • Ridgling — A ridgling or rig is a male animal with an undescended testicle. An undescended testicle is not a serious or life threatening condition, though it may cause the animal discomfort at times. This condition can be corrected by either surgery to… …   Wikipedia

  • ridgling — noun see ridgeling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ridgling — ridg·ling (rĭjʹlĭng) n. Variant of ridgeling. * * * …   Universalium

  • ridgling — ridg·ling (rijґling) an animal, especially a horse, with one or both testes undescended …   Medical dictionary

  • ridgling — rɪdÊ’lɪŋ n. young male animal with undescended testicles (esp. horse) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ridgling — ridg·ling …   English syllables

  • ridgling — A horse with one testicle removed, the other one being undescended and hanging so high in the belly as not to be reached in the ordinary castration. Douglass v Moses, 89 Iowa 40 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ridgling — noun a colt with undescended testicles • Syn: ↑ridgeling, ↑ridgel, ↑ridgil • Hypernyms: ↑colt * * * noun see ridgeling …   Useful english dictionary

  • ridgeling — or ridgling noun Etymology: perhaps from 1ridge; from the supposition that the undescended testis remains near the animal s back Date: 1555 1. a partially castrated male animal 2. a male animal in which one or both testes have not descended into… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gelding — A gelding is a castrated animal mdash; in English, the term specifically refers to a castrated male horse or other equine such as a donkey or a mule. As a verb, it also refers to the castration procedure itself. The word comes from the Old Norse… …   Wikipedia

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