Definition of Piaffer

1. Noun. A dressage movement in which a horse trots in a stationary position while using high lifting of the legs. ¹



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Definition of Piaffer

1. a movement in horsemanship [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piaffer

pi meson
pi protein
pia
pia-arachnitis
pia-arachnoid
pia mater
pia maters
piacle
piacles
piacular
piacularities
piacularity
piaculative
piaffe
piaffed
piaffer (current term)
piaffers
piaffes
piaffing
pial
pial-glial membrane
pial funnel
pian
pian bois
pianet
pianette
pianettes
pianic
pianino
pianinos

Literary usage of Piaffer

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1. Equitation by Henry L. de Bussigny (1922)
"CHAPTER XXVIII THE piaffer ANOTHER of the low airs is the piaffer, ... The piaffer is, then, one stage beyond the passage, since it presupposes an even more ..."

2. Equitation by Henry L. de Bussigny (1922)
"CHAPTER XXVIII THE piaffer ANOTHER of the low airs is the piaffer, ... The piaffer is, then, one stage beyond the passage, since it presupposes an even more ..."

3. On Horseback, in the School and on the Road by Edward Lowell Anderson (1882)
"TO BACK AT THE piaffer. THE means for producing a backward movement in the ... When two legs of the horse are raised in one of the steps of the piaffer, ..."

4. Modern Horsemanship: Three Schools of Riding : an Original Method of by Edward Lowell Anderson (1886)
"A very slow passage to the front, side, or rear is often called the piaffer; but if there is any movement out of position it is not the piaffer, ..."

5. Nolans̓ System for Training Cavalry Horses by Kenner Garrard, Lewis Edward Nolan (1862)
"The slow " piaffer" is obtained by the slow and alternate pressure of the rider's ... The quick " piafFer" by quickening the alternate pressure of the leg. ..."

6. Illustrated Horse-breaking by Matthew Horace Hayes (1908)
"Both the piaffer and passage (which give brilliancy to the trot and walk) can ... As the piaffer is useful only as a preparatory exercise for the collected ..."

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