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[hawrs-muh n-ship] /ˈhɔrs mənˌʃɪp/
the art, ability, skill, or manner of a horseman.
Origin of horsemanship
1555-65; horseman + -ship Unabridged
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  • The family owned-and-operated ranch also offers horseback riding lessons teaching basic techniques of horsemanship to students.
  • He's known for his amazing horsemanship and unique way of life.
  • Those who have never ridden before get a lesson in horsemanship.
  • Take your kids back in time to see an authentic display of medieval horsemanship, including a live jousting tournament.
  • Thus he fortifies himself against charges of unskilful horsemanship.
  • My own experience as regards marksmanship was much the same as my experience as regards horsemanship.
  • He mastered horsemanship becoming an accomplished trick rider and polo player with a three-goal handicap.
  • The rangers then learn basic horsemanship skills and are taught to ride.
  • These modern day cowboys utilize many of the same whistles, calls, and horsemanship techniques that have been used for centuries.
British Dictionary definitions for horsemanship


the art of riding on horseback
skill in riding horses
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Word Origin and History for horsemanship

1560s, from horseman + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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