This paper explores how young girls develop trust in their equine partners for the purposes of competitive equestrian sport. I argue that interspecies trust manifests through interactional trust and system trust. Interactional trust, as reflected in the horse-human relationship, is built through joint action and results in symbolic interaction. System trust is made possible through the equine community; it develops through communication in an effort to reduce complexity and uncertainty in society. To encourage and sustain youth participation in competitive equestrian sports both interactional trust and system trust are necessary.
Trust in Interspecies Sport
Sport for Development and Decolonization in a Settler Colonial State: Physical Culture in the Lives of Indigenous Peoples Incarcerated in Canadian Prisons
Mark Norman, Alicia G. Clifford, and Robert Henry
Indigenous women a form of equine-assisted therapy in which they learn to care for horses while participating in ceremony and developing their sense of connection to the land ( Martell, 2021 ). Waseskun Healing Center offers both an intensive land program that teaches residents bushcraft and outdoor skills
Regulating Sport for the Non-Human Athlete: Horses for Courses
By Jonathan G. Merritt. Published in November 2018 by Lexington Books, Lantham, MA, USA The author set out to examine the overall power structure and regulatory framework of equine-related sports. The author took a holistic approach to that matter by illustrating the current status quo of