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Equestrianism 101–Meaning, Skills, and Horse Sports

Kids and some adults often get confused by how the word equestrianism is used or what it means to be an equestrian. In many regions, people use horseman and equestrian interchangeably. But I wonder if this is correct and what equestrianism is. In general, equestrianism is the art of riding horses, including training or participating …

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Do Horses Like to Be Ridden? 5 Keys to a Happy Horse

Recently we were getting ready for a trail ride, and one of the horses stepped away when I approached it carrying a saddle—seeing the horse step back prompted my granddaughter to ask if horses like to be ridden. Some horses like to be ridden and others not so much. A lot depends on the rider, …

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