Ballotade


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Bal´lo`tade`

    (băl´lô`täd` or băl´lô`tād`)
n.1.(Man.) A leap of a horse, as between two pillars, or upon a straight line, so that when his four feet are in the air, he shows only the shoes of his hind feet, without jerking out.
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He describes the secrets behind the levade and cavaletti, the Iberian canter pirouette and Spanish Walk and the Viennese courbette and ballotade. The illustrations and photographs are works of art, and Dietz's consummate care shows in an appendix giving the biographies and skills of the horses shown.