[hawrs-muh n-ship]


the art, ability, skill, or manner of a horseman.

Origin of horsemanship

First recorded in 1555–65; horseman + -ship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Examples from the Web for horsemanship

Contemporary Examples of horsemanship

  • He is to America what Paul Revere was to the Brits—without the horsemanship, the lanterns, and the Longfellow.

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    10 Truths About the British Vote

    Tunku Varadarajan

    May 5, 2010

Historical Examples of horsemanship

  • Every year they shall have contests in music and gymnastics, and in horsemanship, in honour of the dead.



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



  • 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



the art of riding on horseback
skill in riding horses
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Word Origin and History for horsemanship

1560s, from horseman + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper