211. Horses


See also 16. ANIMALS .

dressage
the training of horses in obedience and the execution of precise movements.
equestrianism
1. the art of horsemanship.
2. the practice of this art. —equestrian, equestrienne , n. —equestrian , adj.
equitation
the art or act of riding on horseback; horsemanship.
hippiatrics
1. the study and treatment of diseases of horses.
2. a work on the diseases of horses. Also hippiatry . —hippiatrist , n. —hippia-tric , adj.
hippodrome
Ancient Greece and Rome. an arena for horse races.
hippology
the study of horses.
hippomancy
a form of divination involving the observation of horses, especially by listening to their neighing.
hippomania
a mama for horses.
hippopathology
the study and treatment of the diseases of the horse.
hippophile
a lover of horses.
hippophobia
an abnormal fear of horses.
leucippotomy
the sculpting of white horses on hillsides by cutting away grass and earth to reveal underlying stone or chalk deposits, thought to be a sym-bol of Odin, as near Uffington, England.
manège, manege
1. the art and practice of horsemanship.
2. the special paces taught to a horse in training.
3. the school or academy where they are taught.

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