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The art and practice of riding a horse.
[Latin equitātiō, equitātiōn-, from equitāre, to ride horseback; see equitant.]
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(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the study and practice of riding and horsemanship
[C16: from Latin equitātiō, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse]
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eq•ui•ta•tion(ˌɛk wɪˈteɪ ʃən)
the act or art of riding on horseback.
[1555–65; < Latin equitātiō=equitā(re) to ride on horseback]
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the art or act of riding on horseback; horsemanship.See also: Horses
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|Noun||1.||equitation - the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements|
equestrian sport - a sport that tests horsemanship
pony-trekking - a sport in which people ride across country on ponies
ride horseback - ride on horseback
prance - ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward
prance - cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
canter - ride at a cantering pace; "He cantered the horse across the meadow"
gallop - ride at a galloping pace; "He was galloping down the road"
post - ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
trot - ride at a trot
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