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The guiding of a horse through a series of complex maneuvers by slight movements of the rider's hands, legs, and weight.
[French, preparation, training, dressage, from dresser, to set up, arrange, train, from Old French drecier, to set up, arrange; see dress.]
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the method of training a horse to perform manoeuvres in response to the rider's body signals
2. (Horse Racing) the manoeuvres performed by a horse trained in this method
[French: preparation, from Old French dresser to prepare; see dress]
2. the art or method of training a horse in obedience and in precision of movement.
dressage- The art of riding and training horses, from French dresser, "to train."
See also related terms for riding.
the training of horses in obedience and the execution of precise movements.See also: Horses
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curvet, vaulting - a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down
piaffe - a cadenced trot executed by the horse in one spot
equestrian sport - a sport that tests horsemanship
capriole - (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump
three-day event - an equestrian competition; the first day is dressage; the second is cross-country jumping; the third is stadium jumping
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