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horsemanship

[hawrs-muh n-ship]
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noun
  1. the art, ability, skill, or manner of a horseman.
  2. equitation.

Origin of horsemanship

First recorded in 1555–65; horseman + -ship
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  • Every year they shall have contests in music and gymnastics, and in horsemanship, in honour of the dead.

    Laws

    Plato

  • Did ever any man believe in horsemanship, and not in horses?

    Apology

    Plato

  • You are all off about my horsemanship; as you would say if you saw me now.

  • There was no feat of horsemanship to which he was not equal.

    Historic Boyhoods

    Rupert Sargent Holland

  • I only felt drearily that I had had my last ride, I had had enough of horsemanship for ever!


British Dictionary definitions for horsemanship

horsemanship

noun
  1. the art of riding on horseback
  2. skill in riding horses
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Word Origin and History for horsemanship

n.

1560s, from horseman + -ship.

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