Ok, so last week we were doing a boot camp sort of thing during gym and I was having problems breathing while I was running. So I asked my teacher why I could ride for an hour no problem but I can't run for half an hour (by the way, I'm in vigorous training, and I'm doing first level excersises, and my horse is extremely lasy when he wants to be, ). And she just said that when I'm riding, the horse is doing all of the work. I told her that a lot of the time my heart rate is way up. So, she basically called me fat. I'm a bit overweight, but I'm 130lbs 5'4" and am "big boned" (I'm also female by the way).
So I was wondering if anyone knew how many calories that someone would burn doing first level excersises so I can show her that you do burn allot of calories and that the horse isn't doing all of the work.