Shadow’s mount caracoled away from it, and Shadow stroked its neck and told it not to be afraid.
Next time I go to the circus I will have a word for what the horses and, I suppose, elephants are doing.
Word: caracole [kar–uh-kohl]
1. a half turn executed by a horse and rider.
2. Rare. a winding staircase.
verb (used without object)
3. to execute caracoles; wheel.
Origin: 1650–60; < French < Spanish caracol snail, spiral shell or stair, turning movement (of a horse)
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