Horsemanship: Art or Science

So I was reading the other night and the thought occurred to me; “is horsemanship an art? is it a science?” Certainly, Horsemanship has elements of both. But I realized that how I might approach a student to teach them might have a lot to do with how the student might answer the question, not how I would. That said, I’m posing the question to you, our supporters, horsemen, students and the community at large. How do you answer the question?

Okay Square Pegs, it’s time for a very cool writing assignment.

Here’s the thing:

I’d love to get a bunch of submissions either comments, anecdotes (stories) essay or article form. This can be casual or

studied. Opinion or fact. I just want to know what you have to say.

I’ll publish all of the entries (unless you specifically ask me not to) on

this blog and I will publish highlights in our upcoming


Check the blog regularly to see your entry and what others have to say.

Again, the topic:

“Horsemanship, art or science?”

We will be picking a few winners from this assignment and each winner will

receive a SquarePeg ball cap in your choice of tan, white or black.

The sooner we receive your entry, the better. So start writing! Send me a paragraph, a sentence, a quote, an essay, an article, a story or a novella. It’s your story, tell it like you want to.

I’d prefer to receive your entry via email at joell at squarepegfoundation dot org, but you can always use regular

mail to the Foundation’s P. O. Box if you prefer. Or via fax (info below).

Be sure to let us know on your entry how you would like to be attributed (named).

And yes, please share this invitation with your horsey friends.

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