Definition of pig-root in English:

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pig-root

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Australian /NZ informal

verb

[no object]
(Of a horse or other animal) kick upwards with the hind legs, keeping the head down and the forelegs firmly planted.
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately when I got him into a canter all he wanted to do was drop his head and pig root and buck.
  • I can't put my kids on him yet because he does like to pig root and I am very nervous about getting on him.

noun

The act of pig-rooting.
Example sentences
  • He was renowned for a pig root in the parade ring which would see his hind legs so far off the ground that they would be above his head!

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