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Related to pesade: capriole
The act or position of a horse when rearing on its hind legs with its forelegs in the air.
[French, alteration (influenced by peser, to weigh) of obsolete posade, from Old Italian posata, a pause, from posare, to pause, from Late Latin pausāre; see pose1.]
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(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage a position in which the horse stands on the hind legs with the forelegs in the air
[C18: from French, from posade, from Italian posata a halt, from posare to stop, from Latin pausa end]
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