2A movement performed in dressage and classical riding, in which a horse describes a circle of 6 yards diameter.
More example sentences
- Figures such as voltes and squares were used to engage the horse's hind legs before a transition to a new gait.
late 17th century (as a fencing term): from French, from Italian volta 'a turn', from volgere 'to turn'. sense 2 dates from the early 18th century.
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