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Pirouette: the History

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The pirouette was used in the times of man-to-man fights to make the horse turn on the place. This way, the rider could prevent being attacked from behind by staying face-to-face with his opponent. Mastering pirouettes was therefore important to survive in battle. In the baroque period, riding became an art and the skills of horse and rider were demonstrated in the pirouette.



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The pirouette is the smallest hindquarter-in circle. The hind legs stay in the centre of the circle and the shoulders make a larger circle. This way the pirouette is a turn around the hindquarter.

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