Sure, because that's horses, plural. Not the same as a recreational rider taking care of their one horse. Which is really where this discussion started - people riding maybe a couple of times a week, on a trail (or maybe an arena, though I've no experience of that), and claiming that it's serious/sufficient exercise. But as I think I said in the beginning, it's not.
When I go out on a ride, I don't get hot & sweaty (unless it's a really hot day), I'm not breathing hard, my heart rate's not above what it would be at a moderate walk (excepting the occasional moments of sheer terror), muscles (other than the few riding-specific ones) aren't stiff & sore the next day... So where exactly is the exercise I'm supposed to be getting?
I have exercise induced asthma. Some riding sessions will set it off, some wont. If I just go for a trail walk in the woods, I'm fine. If I start schooling and doing lots of dressage or jumping or games or whatever, trying to keep myself in good form and help my horse use his body the I am definitely getting some burn. If I am working on my two point, hand galloping him through the fields, then I am getting some burn.
My point is, there is no flat answer. It will depend on the individual. Wear a heart rate monitor and see where you are. I keep my records in my fitness pal and if I remember tonight I will post up some sample data - all my numbers are based off a heart rate monitor, so there's no guesstimates.
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