History Detective

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Bonjour! I am wondering what the French word for "high-trot" is. I am seeing it in the following sentence that is describing a ceremony of the Mousquetaires Noirs in the time of Louis XV...

"As a Black Musketeer, Lafayette rode in the daily palace ceremony, with a musketeer chosen each day to trot up to the king to receive royal orders and high-trot back to the musketeer commander."

Source: Unger, Harlow Giles. Lafayette. Hoboken: Wiley, 2002.

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