I also hate that people don't think riding is a sport or it's easy. It's the **** more dangerous sport in the world! In one second you can be dead. It takes a lot of mental and physical skill, strength and training! You're dealing with a beast at least 3 times your weight.
Exactly! I get that all the time: "Oh, well horseback riding isn't really a sport." or "The horse does all the work." I like to point out that horseback riding is enough of a sport to be included in the Olympics and then offer to put them on one of the bratty ponies at the barn. Or better yet, the retired Grand Prix show jumper with his incredible height, suspension, and attitude.