Friday, September 12, 2008

Today's English

Equitation: The art and practice of riding a horse.

"You my dear Tom who remember my want of horsemanship will imagine my ideas at the sight of a fine horse which I was to mount. Much as I dislike equitation, there was no declining."
-American traveler Nicholas Biddle in a letter from 1806.

Related Latin terms:
Equitare: To ride a horse.
Equus: Horse.

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