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This is a word that describes in a contextual way what it is to study, understand and utilize the horse for personal benefit and ultimately the benefit therefore of humans.
Horses are herd animals and even the domesticated horse will still retain their natural basic instincts. Training, temperament and age can all play a part in the way a horse will handle a situation.
Second-hand gold is as good as new, so my goal is to share my experience and help people accelerate their horsemanship journey. I have found there are ten basic ingredients that can help humans of any age to do this.
Horses are my life—and I say that without a hint of exaggeration. It’s hard to sum up the way that I feel about riding. Most of the time I love it. Other times, my mare makes me frustrated enough to jab a spur in my eye. Either way, I’m in this sport for life, and nothing will change that.
It just isn't fair, is it: the way some people are "naturals" with horses? Horses love them and will work their hearts out for them. Flowing transitions; relaxed cooperation; invisible, almost extrasensory, communication. They make it look too easy.
Aspiring hunter/jumper riders who want to join the professional ranks won't find any shortcuts, but they will find lots of support.
Riders usually start out by being involved with Pony Club, 4-H or other local riding organizations. Each state or province will have its official organization that organizes circuits in one or more particular disciplines.