Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A castrated horse (see 2 Tex. App. 293), but not a mule. See 4 Pa. Diet. R. 172.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A horse that has been castrated, and which ls thus distinguished from the horse in his natural and unaltered condition. A "ridgling" (a half-castrated horse) is not a gelding, but a horse, within the denomination of animals in the statutes. Brisco v. State, 4 Tex. App. 219, 30 Ain. Rep. 162.