Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northern arkansas
-A horseman is both perfect and flawed.
-He has the confidence to get things done and the humility to accept defeat and accept help from others.
-A horseman has quiet hands and legs and a good seat.
-He is willing to try new things, but has himself rooted to what he knows.
-A horseman knows how to listen to his elders, but also respects the knowledge of those younger than himself.
-A horseman can be just as good if he is fifty or he is fifteen, he is ageless.
-He can be self taught or have learned from other horsemen.
-He is wise, courageous, calm, patient, clever, intuitive, and intelligent.
-He knows how to listen to logic, but at the same time listen to his heart.
-He has an ingrained feel for horses in his blood and bones.
-A horseman knows there is no such thing as a bad horse, no such thing as " I have done all I can do".
-He has common sense and a kind heart.
-He realizes that a Horse is an animal without human emotions, but that they do feel, and he respects and empathizes with that.
-To a horseman there are no lost causes, just longer days and sore hands and backs.
-A horseman is not judged by the number of horses in his stable, but by the sweat he has poured into his passion, and his passion is horses.
-He sees horses more than profit, more than a tool or hobby.
-He does not react with anger, but acts with logic and common sense before the need to react arises.
-He knows that horses don't fit into a timeframe.
-You cannot make a good horseman, it is something that is in a persons soul.
-He has a drive to be the best he can be, to learn and evolve.
Add to that what Kevin said, and that is my opinion of a good horseman. And I agree with the "horsepeople" thing. I think that is a great way to put it Kevin.
Ω Horses are a projection of peoples dreams Ω
Last edited by Honeysuga; 11-21-2009 at 04:14 AM.