Originally Posted by Jore
I might have to bookmark that and show it to everyone who claims it isn't a sport... I think that's my biggest pet peeve. I strongly agree with the fact that it's likely the most difficult sport out there. In which other sport do they have to keep a 1200lb animal under control? (especially one with a mind of it's own) I think it's the most difficult, yet most rewarding sport out there.. but then again, I'm horribly biased. :)
I took a non-horse friend who claimed riding is "easy" on a trail ride. We simply walked down a nice, flat trail.
The next day he came to me whining about how sore he was!
In my opinion if the activity is physical and you can compete in the activity, it's a sport.