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The skill of riding horses; equitation.


1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the art of riding on horseback
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) skill in riding horses


(ˈhɔrs mənˌʃɪp)

1. the art, ability, skill, or manner of a horseman.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horsemanship - skill in handling and riding horseshorsemanship - skill in handling and riding horses
acquirement, skill, accomplishment, attainment, acquisition - an ability that has been acquired by training
فُروسِيَّه، فن ركوب الخَيْل
lovaglómûvészetlovagolni tudáslovastudás


[ˈhɔːsmənʃɪp] N (= activity) → equitación f; (= skill) → manejo m del caballo


[ˈhɔːrsmənʃɪp] ntalent m de cavalierhorse manure ncrottin m de cheval


[ˈhɔːsmənˌʃɪp] n (riding) → equitazione f; (skill) → abilità di cavaliere


(hoːs) noun
1. a large four-footed animal which is used to pull carts etc or to carry people etc.
2. a piece of apparatus used for jumping, vaulting etc in a gymnasium.
ˈhorse-box noun
an enclosed vehicle etc used for carrying horses.
ˈhorsefly noun
a large fly that bites horses etc.
ˈhorsehair noun, adjective
(of) the hair from a horse's mane or tail. The mattress is stuffed with horsehair; a horsehair mattress.
ˈhorsemanfeminine ˈhorsewoman noun
a rider, especially a skilled one. She is a very competent horsewoman.
ˈhorsemanship noun
ˈhorseplay noun
rough and noisy behaviour or play.
ˈhorsepower (usually abbreviated to h.p.when written) noun
a standard unit used to measure the power of engines, cars etc.
horseshoe (ˈhoːʃʃuː) noun
1. a curved iron shoe for a horse.
2. something in the shape of a horseshoe. The bride was presented with a lucky silver horseshoe.
on horseback
riding on a horse. The soldiers rode through the town on horseback.
(straight) from the horse's mouth
from a well-informed and reliable source. I got that story straight from the horse's mouth.
References in classic literature ?
Nor does the art of horsemanship consider the interests of the art of horsemanship, but the interests of the horse; neither do any other arts care for themselves, for they have no needs; they care only for that which is the subject of their art?
The general reined strongly at his charger's opened and foamy mouth and guided it with dexterous horsemanship past the man.
As they passed the straggling hamlets and solitary cabins that fringe the skirts of the frontier, they would startle their inmates by Indian yells and war-whoops, or regale them with grotesque feats of horsemanship, well suited to their halfsavage appearance.
He delighted in the radiant good looks of his betrothed, in her health, her horsemanship, her grace and quickness at games, and the shy interest in books and ideas that she was beginning to develop under his guidance.
Well, she is a daring little rider, now, and is perfect in what she knows of horsemanship.
It is not possible that you should think horsemanship wrong.
I don't like to appear conceited, but I may as well admit that I am proud of my strength and the science that I have acquired and developed in the directing of it--that and my horsemanship I always have been proud of.
This, however, was a slight inconvenience to the gallant Abbot, who, perhaps, even rejoicing in the opportunity to display his accomplished horsemanship before so many spectators, especially of the fair sex, dispensed with the use of these supports to a timid rider.
You will learn horsemanship, swordsmanship in all its branches, and dancing.
Let no man," he said, "relying on his strength or horsemanship, get before the others and engage singly with the Trojans, nor yet let him lag behind or you will weaken your attack; but let each when he meets an enemy's chariot throw his spear from his own; this be much the best; this is how the men of old took towns and strongholds; in this wise were they minded.
In this manner Richard descended the mountain; the bells ringing, and his tongue going, until they entered the village, when the whole attention of the driver was devoted to a display of his horsemanship, to the admiration of all the gaping women and children who thronged the windows to witness the arrival of their landlord and his daughter.
I cannot but think that good horsemanship has a great deal to do with the mind.