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[bal-uh-teyd, -tahd] /ˌbæl əˈteɪd, -ˈtɑd/
noun, Dressage.
a movement similar to a croupade except that the horse draws in its hind legs so that the iron of the shoes is visible.
Origin of ballotade
1720-30; < French ballottade, balotade, equivalent to ballott(er) to move, stir (intransitive), to toss, shake (derivative of ballotte, Old French balote little ball < Italian; see ballot) + -ade -ade1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When the horse demonstrates proficiency in the ballotade, the capriole is introduced.

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