1875J.J. BissetSport & War 192It was a grey, trippler, one of those rare horses of the Cape which amble along and carry you as if you were sitting in a chair.
1901Field 9 Mar. 322The Boer never rides his horse at the trot, but at a quick walk or canter, and a step peculiar to the country and called ‘trippling’, or, as we should style it, ambling.
1905Blackwood’s Mag. (U.K.) Oct. 526He could still hear the trippling patter of the other rider.
1910A.B. LamontRural Reader 68A horse that has good qualities of wind and limb, and is a good pacer or ‘trippler’, is preferred as a riding horse by our farmers.
1924L. CohenReminisc. of Jhb. 50Oom Piet..saddled his best trippler, and hurried into Johannesburg.
1937C.R. PranceTante Rebella’s Saga 67Oom Betje came out..ready to ride his ‘trippler’ Swartbooi from the Cape to Cairo for a sufficient bet.
1950D. ReedSomewhere S. of Suez 221For the present the Basuto remains a free man and proud. He is a figure of dignity in his blanket and plaited straw hat, on his tripling pony.
1958S. CloeteMask 182Only the shuffle of the trippling horses’ unshod hoofs broke the stillness of Africa.
1963S. CloeteRags of Glory 145I got good ones, real Boer ponies. Two tripplers. All about fifteen hands.
1966I. VaughanThese Were my Yesterdays 49I will buy you a nice little trippling horse and you can learn to drive the Buick.
1991Best of S. Afr. Short Stories (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 104A trippling horse moves both left legs and both right legs alternately, unlike the more bumpy trot, when diagonally opposite legs move together.
1991Weekend Post 13 Apr. (Leisure) 1Trippling is not a natural gait.
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