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equitation

[ek-wi-tey-shuh n] /ˌɛk wɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or art of riding on horseback.
Origin of equitation
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin equitātiōn- (stem of equitātiō), equivalent to equitāt(us) (past participle of equitāre to ride) + -iōn- -ion
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  • Moreover, the style of equitation was that of a man—a leg on each side of the saddle.

    The Guerilla Chief Mayne Reid
  • Our instructional staff for equitation is thoroughly satisfactory.

    Cavalry in Future Wars Frederick von Bernhardi.
  • Such a school would be most fittingly affiliated to the existing School of equitation in Hanover.

    Cavalry in Future Wars Frederick von Bernhardi.
  • A section across the cluster of leaves at the bottom, showing the equitation.

  • Never have I seen such a wild dream of equitation as the Tokio parade-ground showed.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • And any mode of equitation, from the far inferior wealth of ancient times, implied wealth.

  • Much after the same fashion acts Iñez, for she, too, has learned the Californian style of equitation.

  • In good schools of equitation men tell you "There are no hands without legs."

    The Barb and the Bridle Vielle Moustache
  • This is not according to the strict formula laid down by high-class professors of equitation; on the contrary.

    The Barb and the Bridle Vielle Moustache
  • Once learnt, however, the lady has gained another important step in her equitation.

    The Barb and the Bridle Vielle Moustache
British Dictionary definitions for equitation

equitation

/ˌɛkwɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the study and practice of riding and horsemanship
Word Origin
C16: from Latin equitātiō, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse
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