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A movement in which a horse trots in place with high action of the legs.

[French, from piaffer, to strut, piaffe.]
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piaffer VVVERY sad to hear this as I thought she was as good as anything in training in Europe this season and would have bagged a few more Group 1s, but at least she's off to retirement safe and well.
un coupe noir, avec un domestique en livree brune; il entendait piaffer son cheval et le bruit de la gourmette se confondant avec le murmure de leurs baisers" (Twenty-seven thousand francs a year
piaffer VVI can't remember the last time I missed the Betfair Chase meeting at Haydock and I have never seen scenes like those after his win last November.