I've been thinking about what "horsemanship" means to me lately. What
ever my horse, and whatever I'm doing, I want my horse to move in a
healthy manner, to be handy, and to like his life. You can work on some
very seemingly simple things, and if you are very good at them, you
might turn that into piaffe, or into a fine bridle horse, you can take
it to jumping, or showing, or hunting or trail riding or working in
harness. But horsemanship is horsemanship, and the basics are the
basics. You can do a lot worse than be really really good at the walk.