Monthly Archives: January 2012

Contemplating Homing of an Ex-racehorse

Here is an interesting letter by Maj. Roger Harrington(ret) of the UK concerning the homing of ex-race horses. It contains some very enlightening information concerning what the potential recipient of an off the track thoroughbred (or any other breed used … Continue reading

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The Educated Horseman – The importance of reading historical works on horsemanship

This started out as a FaceBook comment… It’s no secret that I spend a lot of my spare time perusing historic literature on horsemanship. By ‘historic’ I mean the written word of previous generations of horsemanship masters. Reading the works … Continue reading

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Upcoming Articles on Horsemanship

I always get a number of email every week asking me to write an article on a specific subject. Over the past few weeks I’ve gotten a particular request from a number of people to write a sort of ‘how … Continue reading

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Mounted Skill at Arms

Here’s a video that was posted on the Facebook “World Open Cavalry Championship – Poznan – 18th-22nd April 2012″ group page. This is some of the best ‘skill at arms’ riding I’ve seen in a long time. While mostly Russian … Continue reading

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This comment was so good, I thought it should get it’s own post!

This was a comment on the “Which Discipline of Horsemanship is Superior?” article. I thought it was a very interesting bit of horse poetry relating to ‘pig-sticking’  or ‘boar hunting’ (see: “Which Discipline of Horsemanship is Superior?”). For the full … Continue reading

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Which Discipline of Horsemanship Is Superior?

It is inevitable that whenever you get a bunch of professional horsemen (or practitioners of a given discipline of horsemanship) that the conversation eventually devolves to, “which discipline of horsemanship is the superior discipline.” I happened to find myself at … Continue reading

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