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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 moved away when I walked towards it while carrying a saddle—seeing the horse step back prompted my granddaughter to ask me if horses like being ridden or do they find it uncomfortable and unnatural? The answer depends on the horse. Some …

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