French Equestrian (Horse Riding) Terms

Here you will find a complete list of French equestrian (l’équitation) vocabulary words. If you travel to France you’ll quickly discover that horseback riding (also called l’équitation) is very popular among people of all ages. Overall these words are a bit different in French and don’t resemble their English counterparts very much. However, exceptions are the kinds of walks and gallops. For example to say, “trot” you say: “le trot” and “gallop” you say, “le galop“.

l’équitation horse riding
le cheval horse le cavalier horse rider
la selle saddle les rênes reins la bombe riding hat
la crinière mane la queue tail la botte riding boots
l’étrier stirrup la sangle girth le jodhpur jodhpurs
le fer à cheval horseshoe la cravache riding crop
le mors bit
la muserolle noseband le frontail browband la selle de femme side-saddle
le petit galop canter le galup gallop le pas walk
le trot trot le saut jump le valet d’écurie stable
le licou halter l’enclos paddock l’arène arena
le champs de courses racecourse la course de plat flat race
le cheval de course racehorse
le course de chevaux horse race
le steeple steeplechase la course de trot harness race
le rodéo rodeo le jumping showjumping
la course attelée carriage race
la randonnée trekking le polo polo le dressage dressage

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