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[hawrs-muh n-ship] /ˈhɔrs mənˌʃɪp/
the art, ability, skill, or manner of a horseman.
Origin of horsemanship
1555-65; horseman + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Fairly in the midst of them, quite as gaudy to look upon and every whit as reckless in their horsemanship, rode Dade and Jack.

    The Gringos B. M. Bower
  • There was no feat of horsemanship to which he was not equal.

    Historic Boyhoods Rupert Sargent Holland
  • He rode back a short distance, and used all the arts of his horsemanship to reduce his refractory steed to obedience.

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

    The Talking Horse F. Anstey
  • We saw one exhibition of horsemanship which especially excited our admiration.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
  • horsemanship is with them, as with the Arab of the Sahara, a necessary part of their education.

    The Prairie Traveler Randolph Marcy
  • An exhibition of horsemanship followed, on Victoria's part, which Mr. Crewe beheld with admiration.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Each was a master of fence, and the horsemanship was as perfect.

  • I am sadly deficient in horsemanship; indeed, I was never on a horse in my life.

British Dictionary definitions for horsemanship


the art of riding on horseback
skill in riding horses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for horsemanship

1560s, from horseman + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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