How many calories are burned while riding and tacking up?
Okay so some of my friends say that riding is just sitting on a horse and not doing anything and that its not a sport. This makes me soooo mad because we do alottttt more than just sit on a horse! I just wanted to know about how many calories are burned while tacking and riding to prove that we actually do work when riding and doing chores.
It usually takes me about 15-20 minutes tacking up (depending on how dirty my horse is lol) then I walk for about 10 minutes, trot about 20, canter 15-20ish then I jump for like 15. Keep in mind that my horse isnt very trained XD. After that I untack him and bring him back to his paddock. I weigh about 110 lbs and am 5'7 and 15. Also I scoop poop and Im currently working with a pony >:) about an hour a day.
there is no secret so close than that between a horse and his rider