equitation

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noun eq·ui·ta·tion \ˌe-kwə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of equitation

  1. :  the act or art of riding on horseback

Origin and Etymology of equitation

Medieval French, from Latin equitation-, equitatio, from equitare to ride on horseback, from equit-, eques horseman, from equus horse


First Known Use: 1562


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