ballotade

[ 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.

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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
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