What Defines Horsemanship?
That’s all horsemanship is, learning to speak horse.
The best definition of horsemanship I’ve ever heard came from a ten-year-old girl that had signed up for one of our summer camps. Her mom shared this with me.
When her daughter said she wanted to be in our horsemanship camp (which consist only of groundwork) mom asked her if she didn’t want to be in a camp where she could ride instead of just doing the groundwork. Her daughter’s response was “No, I want to learn to speak horse!”
Another way to look at it is horsemanship is learning how to understand and communicate with the horse and here’s where most people miss out. They don’t take the time to listen to the horse and or possibly don’t know how.
You will find links throughout each of these pages that take you to more in-depth articles on my natural horsemanship training methods, philosophy, and advice.