dressage

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dressage

1. the method of training a horse to perform manoeuvres in response to the rider's body signals
2. the manoeuvres performed by a horse trained in this method
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It features the famous Lipizzaner horses performing haute ecole - a form of dressage featuring stylised and highlycontrolled jumps and poses, including the "airs above the ground" where the horse has all its hooves off the floor.
"It will do more than just dazzle audiences with the horses' grace and natural beauty as they perform dressage routines and Airs Above the Ground.
Riders in military uniforms put the horses through a variety of manoeuvres, including the highlight "airs above the ground" when the horses stand on their hind legs.