Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Riding can give you a good cardio workout, as long as you're doing more than just walking along.
However, it won't take the place of weights, running, or core strengthening exercises.
Weight lifting is especially important, because it keeps your muscles toned and in good working order. Using free weights also helps with your balance.
I used to be a gym rat. I'd spend 2 to 3 hours every other day at the gym. Now that I have my own farm, I don't have the time or money to spend at the gym. I miss it.