- the act or art of riding on horseback.
Origin of equitation
1555–65; < Latin equitātiōn- (stem of equitātiō), equivalent to equitāt(us) (past participle of equitāre to ride) + -iōn- -ion
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Examples from the Web for equitation
Our instructional staff for equitation is thoroughly satisfactory.Cavalry in Future Wars
Frederick von Bernhardi.
Unfortunately the history of equitation is a very obscure subject.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
A section across the cluster of leaves at the bottom, showing the equitation.The Elements of Botany
This, as regards finish in the rider's hand, is in equitation what tone is in music.The Barb and the Bridle
Moreover, the style of equitation was that of a man—a leg on each side of the saddle.The Guerilla Chief
- the study and practice of riding and horsemanship
C16: from Latin equitātiō, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse
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