Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northern Nevada
So "general horse riding" is the same amount of calorie-burning as a brisk walk? That explains a lot. The friend who talked me into this swears that riding is exercise, but (and granted I'm pretty new to this) so far the only times* my pulse & respiration get into the aerobic training zone is when I get off and trot alongside Ellie.
*I exclude occasional moments of sheer terror, as when she (the friend, not the horse) decides to lead me up a wooded 30-degree slope with a near-vertical 3' embankment at the top.