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Is horseback riding a good source of exercise?

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        09-08-2010, 07:22 PM
      #11
    Started
    With riding a lot depends on your weight. As a light person I find posting trot less tiring than sitting trot but for a heavy person the reverse might be true.
         
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        09-08-2010, 11:10 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Riding along with chores is more then you will get at any gym. Before I got sick I could bench press more them my own weight and do one arm pull ups. I was in better shape then when I was a state trooper and worked out everyday. When you ride you work every part of your body along with balancing your self as you ride.
         
        09-09-2010, 02:07 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    I think riding and horse care is great exercise!

    I can work up a sweat riding my horse! It can be hard for me to hold the proper position, post, 2 point and keep my posture while I'm fighting to keep my horse in line at the same time!

    I think just being outside and moving around is so healthy for you! Doing chores, mucking stalls, scrubbing the mud off a horse can all burn calories and be good cardio!

    I canceled my gym membership because I don't have the time or energy OR MONEY to go along with having my horse! I do have some free weight dumbells in my room that I do exercises with occasionally.

    It's so easy to do exercises at home, its cardio that was hard for me and why I needed the gym and I think the horse fullfills enough of that. I'm not training for a marathon but riding and free weights/squats/situps at home is good enough for me to actually lose weight :)
         
        09-09-2010, 07:04 AM
      #14
    Foal
    I found that when I was training for endurance I was extremely fit. I used to ride around 80-100km per week for training. I could lift twice my body weight with my legs. It is good exercise if you are doing enough riding.
         
        09-10-2010, 07:37 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    I don't go to the gym or anything but I think between working at the farm and a few 'at home' exercises, I stay in shape.
    I muck stalls, ride about 3-5 horses per day, doing hay and straw, teaching lessons and walking all over the place. I'm POOPED by the end of the day.
    I walk home from school every day (1hr walk mostly up hill). Then bring the dog for a run when I get home. Then before my shower I like to do some pushups (not many! LOL) and 100 situps.
    I'm not super in shape or anything but I try to stay fit.
    I think riding on it's own is a small amount of exercise. But definitely not enough to replace going to the gym or working out.
         

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