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        01-16-2013, 06:40 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    You are 5'7" and weigh 110 pounds. Seems to me that you are burning plenty of calories. Geez. What more do they want? You need to eat more and quit worrying about what a bunch of fat lazy people think. Well except this fat lazy person. I think you are getting plenty of exercise.
    Hahaha well I weigh 113 but yeah. And trust me I'm not worried about losing calories like I don't really care about that at alllllll, but it's like I could prove that I actually do something when riding d: and I do eat alot haha.
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        01-16-2013, 07:26 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    I really like that video. Although... Fall ten feet and get back up? Does she have a ten foot tall horse? Because wow, I would be impressed! That would be a 30 hand horse! ;)

    I like to think saddling is at least some work. Throwing that thing on a horse that is taller than me can be hard! I don't' have much upper arm strength, come on! I need to teach her to bow down to make it easier for me.
         
        01-16-2013, 07:56 PM
      #13
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by equestrianforever    
    Hahaha well I weigh 113 but yeah. And trust me I'm not worried about losing calories like I don't really care about that at alllllll, but it's like I could prove that I actually do something when riding d: and I do eat alot haha.
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    Eating a lot and weighing 113 pounds is proof.
         
        01-16-2013, 08:07 PM
      #14
    Foal
    How can they say that?? Have they ever ridden one? Lol the first time I rode, my legs were very sore afterwards so I know I was using my muscles!
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        01-16-2013, 08:14 PM
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    Started
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    Originally Posted by Shoebox    
    I really like that video. Although... Fall ten feet and get back up? Does she have a ten foot tall horse? Because wow, I would be impressed! That would be a 30 hand horse! ;)
    I noticed that as well. I think the idea is that when a rider is on a horse, the distance from the ground to the top of the rider's head is about 10 feet (which is still arguable based on the horse's height and the rider's height). Either way, it's not entirely accurate right there. Still, the epicness of it all is pretty fun.
         
        01-16-2013, 08:27 PM
      #16
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by RaigenB    
    How can they say that?? Have they ever ridden one? Lol the first time I rode, my legs were very sore afterwards so I know I was using my muscles!
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    Good point. Take them on a nice 10 mile hack and be sure to keep it at a nice big trot. Try to borrow a horse for them that is a bit bouncy.

    They will change their tune pretty quickly. They won't even be able to get out of bed the next day.
         
        01-16-2013, 08:56 PM
      #17
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by RaigenB    
    How can they say that?? Have they ever ridden one? Lol the first time I rode, my legs were very sore afterwards so I know I was using my muscles!
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    No they havent ridden which is what really bothered me!! They have noo idea
         
        01-16-2013, 08:58 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shoebox    
    I really like that video. Although... Fall ten feet and get back up? Does she have a ten foot tall horse? Because wow, I would be impressed! That would be a 30 hand horse! ;)

    I like to think saddling is at least some work. Throwing that thing on a horse that is taller than me can be hard! I don't' have much upper arm strength, come on! I need to teach her to bow down to make it easier for me.
    hahaha well the video definitely exagerates some things, like most people, unless your in the olympics or whatever, don't jump above their height d: but we can let everyone think that lol
         
        01-16-2013, 09:01 PM
      #19
    Trained
    How much? Unfortunately not enough to burn off 2 Oreo cookies.
         
        01-16-2013, 10:41 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Try this one, it's pretty spot on. I reference it all the time to keep track of how much I exercise.

    Calorie value of paddock maintenance

    I think it is surprising to see how many calories we actually burn while riding, but I believe it. I don't think I have ever come off a horse after 45-60 minutes without feeling a little sore.
         

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