Q&A Questions and Answers:
What does, "Stay straight in the saddle" mean?
"Stay straight in the saddle" is a rather general way of wishing someone well. It implies a hope that your cinch won't slip, you won't lose your balance, and that nothing will knock you out of the saddle as you ride along the trail of life.
Since turning a horse requires shifting your weight and balance to one side or the other, "stay straight in the saddle" can also carry the meaning of staying the course, moving straight ahead, not getting distracted or veering to the right or the left, etc. In other words, it can be a way of saying, "stay on the strait and narrow path," or "keep your eyes on the goal."
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