HORSEBACK RIDING IS A SPORT.....right? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 47 Old 02-23-2009, 07:05 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 306
• Horses: 1
Originally Posted by bgood400 View Post
lol. my AP Language teacher has drilled into our head that they are bad on that sort of thing, but if your teacher isnt as anal about them as mine is it probably wouldnt be too big of a deal.
Haha, mine too. She doesn't want us to start with quotes or questions.

Twende Haraka
"Yes. Like 'Wendy'...With a T."
TwendeHaraka is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 47 Old 02-23-2009, 07:55 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: MD
Posts: 214
• Horses: 3
An easy point would be to talk about all of the deaths and injuries that come from riding. In terms of ranking the most dangerous sports by those numbers, I'm sure riding would be towards the top of the list.
kerplop is offline  
post #13 of 47 Old 02-23-2009, 08:34 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: the USA
Posts: 72
• Horses: 5
I would have gotten SSSSOOOOOO MAD at them, but any way show them pictures of racing, jumping, barrel racing etc and show them how much of a sport horseback riding is! (technically it's harder and more of a sport than baseball or something)

Ask a mare, tell a gelding, and discuss it with a stallion.
HorseLuva97 is offline  
post #14 of 47 Old 02-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 426
• Horses: 0
Lol, put one of the kids on a horse that says that riding is NOT a sport, and see what they say after the ride!!
horsegirl123 is offline  
post #15 of 47 Old 02-23-2009, 09:15 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 707
• Horses: 0
Lawl put them on an OTTB... See what they do then.
You could always bring up horse racing if it comes to it. They might see that.

Fly Without Wings
Ne0n Zero is offline  
post #16 of 47 Old 02-23-2009, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 175
• Horses: 1
thanks guys here my finished speech....tell me if it needs any tweaking!
Persuasive Speech
100 people died last year from horseback riding accidents. That’s about 5 times as many people that are in this classroom right now. I think horseback riding is a sport and these are just a few of the reasons why. It is in the Olympics, there is a great deal of teamwork involved and you have to practice like any other sport.
First of all, horseback riding is a sport because it’s in the Olympics. As far as I know, every event in the Olympics is a sport, because that’s what it is, a huge event with many SPORTS involved. If you think that horseback riding is just a person sitting there, you’re wrong. Riders aid the horses, steer, keep them going etc. Compare an 1100 pound animal to control and a 2 pound football. A big difference don’t you think?
Secondly, there is teamwork involved in horseback riding, not only between the other riders and you, but between the horse and rider. A horse many not always do what you want it to, whereas a soccer ball will go wherever your feet take it. Just like soccer you have to rely on your team members to do well. You rely on them to help you, and your teammates rely on you to help them. Horses rely on you to aid them and you rely on them to get you where you want to be safely.
Lastly, you need to practice like any other sport. In volleyball, you cannot expect to be perfect after not playing for 3 weeks, the same with riding a horse. You always have to be at the top of your game. It takes a great deal of physical and mental strength to play football, the same exact thing with horseback riding.
In conclusion, I think horseback riding is a sport. Every time a person gets on a horses back, they risk their lives. I know it is a sport because it is in the Olympics, there is a great deal of teamwork and you have to practice like any other sport.

By:(my name lol)
LacyLove is offline  
post #17 of 47 Old 02-23-2009, 09:42 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
I wouldnt knock other sports as much in your paper. At least not bluntly. I find it puts the listener on the defense. Also, it seems a bit repetitive. Maybe you could explain the events that are in the olympics and what you have to do? Explain that horseback riding as you are talking about it isnt sitting on a trail horse and following a guide. Talk about the physical and mental conditioning needed to excell in the sport?
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #18 of 47 Old 02-23-2009, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 175
• Horses: 1
thanks! ill try and tweak it up a bit, see what i can do....but my rubric says its supposed to be an there you go! ill put up a fight!
LacyLove is offline  
post #19 of 47 Old 02-23-2009, 11:04 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
Doing what I suggested, IMO, would give you a stronger argument. Especially explaining the different types of competition, you have to realize they may just think of horse riding as walking around attached to a hot walker or something.
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #20 of 47 Old 02-24-2009, 05:06 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: QLD, Australia
Posts: 754
• Horses: 0
Definatly point out that it is physically demanding, takes YEARS of practice, requires a great skill base and improves your physical endurance, strength and fitness.
Miss Katie is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horseback Riding Skills Demonstration trevorjoy Horse Videos 13 03-19-2009 10:17 PM
Horseback riding in Jackson Wy? Horsegma Horse Talk 0 02-11-2009 04:52 PM
Horseback Riding! free_sprtd Jokes and Funnies 2 01-27-2009 03:14 PM
Plantar Fasciitis and Horseback riding woman_in_shoe General Off Topic Discussion 9 06-29-2008 08:21 PM
A Short horseback riding video Joedse Horse Videos 4 06-21-2008 04:11 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome