American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To perform the piaffer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the manège, to advance with the same step as in a trot, flinging the right fore leg and left hind leg diagonally forward, placing them on the ground and balancing on them for a few seconds, while the other two legs are flung forward in the same movement.
- n. a cadenced trot executed by the horse in one spot
- French piaffer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The horse also has a load of toys in his stall, all apparently spurring him to excel at piaffe and passage.”
“The sobriety of the scene was indeed somewhat enlivened by the presence of Sir Piercie Shafton, who, to show that his skill in the manege was not inferior to his other accomplishments, kept alternately pressing and checking his gay courser, forcing him to piaffe, to caracole, to passage, and to do all the other feats of the school, to the great annoyance of the Lord”
“Cornelissen, who was second, had integrated an extremely difficult exercise into her freestyle routine: A half-pirouette in piaffe to the right followed directly by a half-pirouette to the left.”
“The passage and piaffe were marvellous and we did a really good extended trot - it felt even better than Amsterdam because the horse was not stressed like he was there, this time he was much happier.”
“That came out in mistakes going into the first piaffe and then a transition to passage where he broke into a canter.”
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