Equitation requires humility
Recognizing our limits, being ready and prepared to self-change, make us better riders
Equitation can lead to presumption and to the confusion between the skill of the rider and the merits of the horse. In riding, human mistakes are absorbed by the horses that do not highlight their consequences and the riders who make them often do not admit it and do not take responsibility, often due to presumption or ignorance. If we do not recognize a mistake, we will not make any attempt to avoid repeating it. It is neither wise, nor useful for riders to delude themselves when they are helped by a generous horse; they should rather recognize their limitations and work hard to try to overcome them.
Only the awareness of how much we still have to learn, allows us to improve our knowledge.