Got to disagree here. Of course any muscles are going to ache a bit if you start using them in unfamiliar ways, but that passes after a week or two. Beyond that, trail riding just isn't all that much exercise, except for a few specific muscle groups. As for being aerobic, the only way I manage to get my heart rate up in the target zone* is to get off and trot alongside the horse.
For myself (and I think for many people) riding is not serious exercise. Instead, exercise is something I do to get in shape for riding (and other activities, of course).
*I'm excluding the occasional moments of sheer terror, of course
So you're saying that if an activity does not include exercising or getting the heart rate in a target zone, it is not a sport? What about golf, fishing, shooting or archery (not excluding hunting), or weightlifting? Are those not sports either?
Even playing chess is considered a sport.
The definition of sport is:
"an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment."
"synonyms:(competitive) game(s),*physical recreation,*physical activity,*physical exercise"
Quoted from Google search
" 1. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
2. a particular form of this, especially in the out of doors.
3. diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime."
Quote from Dictionary.com
I'm sure I could find more. Not all sports are aerobic. Posted via Mobile Device