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Horseback Riding Is Not A Sport.

Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by turn-n-burn5477, May 19, 2008.

  1. turn-n-burn5477

    turn-n-burn5477 Senior Member+

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    I'm writing an essay for my english class and I need to pretend like I think horseback riding is not a sport. Can you guys give me reasons why people think it's not?
     
  2. HUS_WP_lovr

    HUS_WP_lovr Senior Member

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    Well it is so I have no reasons lol really though a big one is "the horse does all the work".
     
  3. bay_blnd jmpr07

    bay_blnd jmpr07 Senior Member

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    "You just sit there".
     
  4. HoofPrints11

    HoofPrints11 Senior Member

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    The horse does all the work
    You just sit there
    People dont understand we have to worry about equitation, distances etc
    they think you can just hop on a horse and start jumping (without riding before)
    You dont get out of breath when you ride
    It doesn't involve running
     
  5. Aussiesnapps

    Aussiesnapps Senior Member+

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    You where riding boot's not running shoes.
     
  6. I LuvMyHorses

    I LuvMyHorses Senior Member+

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    i've heard people say
    " You just move your arms to the left and right"
    People have NO idea:)
     
  7. MoonlightsWildPassion

    MoonlightsWildPassion Senior Member

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    They have no clue how hard it is to get back into riding after 2 months off man Im outta shape. They also wonder how we can "sit" on a horse and get nice muscles lol. I had someone say to me posting doesnt look like work. They got on and they were very sore the next day.
     
  8. Sharpspal

    Sharpspal Senior Member

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    Hmmm... Why people think Horseback riding is not a sport, you say? Er....Uumm.... Because theyre ignorant? HA! Yeah! Because theyre IGNORANT!:D
     
  9. Tuckerboy

    Tuckerboy Full Member

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    there are no teams (well for most people there aren't)
    its not really on tv
     
  10. Horsez

    Horsez Senior Member+

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    I love when "Non-Horsey" people ride a horse for the first time and the next day they are complaining because they're sore ALL over.

    And I just laugh and tell them "I don't feel a thing." :wink:
     

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