A horse in a dressage competition.
dressage definition by Webster's New World
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exhibition riding or horsemanship in which the horse is controlled in certain difficult steps and gaits by very slight movements of the rider
Origin: French training ; from dresser, to arrange, train ; from Old French drecier: see dress
dressage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The guiding of a horse through a series of complex maneuvers by slight movements of the rider's hands, legs, and weight.
Origin: French, preparation, training, dressage, from dresser, to set up, arrange, train, from Old French drecier, to set up, arrange; see dress.