from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In the manège, a leap in which the horse draws up his hind legs toward the belly, without showing his shoes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Man.) A leap in which the horse pulls up his hind legs toward his belly.
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- noun A
leapin which the horsepulls its hind legs up towards the belly.
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French, from croupe hind quarters.
Here it is used for "croupade," "a high curvet in which the hind legs are brought up under the belly of the horse" (_N.