So… Are You Horseman Material????
Are you satisfied with your riding skills? Are you satisfied with your horsemanship skills? What are the differences between a rider, trainer, horseman? If you don’t know that there are differences, please start thinking about what I may be referring to. If you suppose there are differences, what are they?
A horseman (and women, don’t get all in a bunch, we’re all in here) is a rider and a trainer. But, riders and trainers aren’t necessarily horsemen.
A while back, David O’Connor said something close to this, “What happens in the horse world these days is completely backwards. People get a horse and start showing, then they, hopefully, learn to ride. Then, maybe, some of them learn horsemanship.” I couldn’t agree more.