Definition of pesade
: a dressage maneuver in which a horse is made to raise his forequarters while keeping his hind feet on the ground without advancing
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Origin and Etymology of pesade
French, alteration (influenced by peser to weigh, from Latin pensare) of obsolete French posade, from Middle French, from Old Italian posata, from posare to put, rest, pause, from Late Latin pausare to stop, rest, from Latin pausa pause
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