[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019