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Synonyms for curvet

a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down


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perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse

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References in classic literature ?
There were sentries posted to keep the ground for the troops, and servants on the batteries keeping places for the ladies, and sergeants running to and fro, with vellum-covered books under their arms, and Colonel Bulder, in full military uniform, on horseback, galloping first to one place and then to another, and backing his horse among the people, and prancing, and curvetting, and shouting in a most alarming manner, and making himself very hoarse in the voice, and very red in the face, without any assignable cause or reason whatever.
Once again we are given a picture of Daddy or my mother as the leaping, kicking, curvetting, sunfishing bronco, trying to dismount a pesky rider sticking to its back.