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post #1 of 16 Old 09-23-2008, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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you'll NEVER guess what my friend told me!!

we were talking about sports, and he said that he loved soccer, and I told him that I wasn't really into soccer. So he asked what sport I do, and I said I ride horses. And he said "thats not a real sport!" I was absolutley baffled!! So I told him "of course it is!! If its not a sport then why is it in the olympics??" so he gave me a little over view of what he thought the sport was..he said "ok..hes coming to the jump..ok, he's over the jump..ok, he's going to the next jump...ok, he's over then next jump!" :roll: so I told him to try doing what us equestrian fanatics do and that shut him up haha!

I think he's just jealous that the only thing he can control is a ball rolling on the ground and not 1,000+ lbs of pure power :roll: 8)

But he's one of my good friends, so he was easily forgiven in the end :)

if someone 'gives their two cents' when its just a penny for their thoughts..where does that extra penny go?

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-23-2008, 07:24 PM
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I've probably only had that happen to me a couple of times because anyone who knows me AT ALL, knows that I'd go on this crazy long rant about how much harder horseback riding is than other sports. And than proceed to drag them out to the stables, throw them up on one of the horses and tell them to ride. Ha ha.


It really is annoying though because some people just don't listen. It's like no matter how many times you tel them they just won't/don't believe you.

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post #3 of 16 Old 09-23-2008, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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excatley!! I wanted to bring him out and throw him on charmer, and tell him to jump the brush box and then do a roll back turn to the oxer!!
I wouldve looovveed to see his face then

if someone 'gives their two cents' when its just a penny for their thoughts..where does that extra penny go?

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post #4 of 16 Old 09-23-2008, 07:34 PM
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glad you told him off!!!!!! Lol. I always have this conversation with non-horse people.... then you invite them over to ride and they chicken out!


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post #5 of 16 Old 09-23-2008, 11:00 PM
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I once had a college prof (physical education) tell me that the only way horseback riding was "physical" was if the human carried the horse. I challenged him to ride for a couple of hours and see if he didn't "find" muscles he forgot about! I'll agree that it's not a "cardio" workout, but it IS exercise!
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post #6 of 16 Old 09-23-2008, 11:22 PM
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Have them look into Equine Physical Therapy. What other physical therapy can you receive that creates the same motion in your hips as if you were actually walking than walking on a horse?
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post #7 of 16 Old 09-23-2008, 11:57 PM
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OMG after not riding horses for a bit, at least not hard riding anyways I was VERY VERY sore after riding hard. And not just my legs, but my arms, my abs, and my back muscles. It is a work out.
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post #8 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 12:05 AM
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I think the problem with people like that is they picture you on a trial with cows. They picture what you see in movies and magazines. They picture those dude ranches where all you do is set on a horse on trails.
They really don't understand the concept of collection and balance. They don't understands there aids or lateral movements etc.

Lack of knowledge makes people that make uneducated commants.
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post #9 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 05:02 AM
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Not a cardio workout? You should try taking a lesson with some of my instructors! XD

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post #10 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 08:37 AM
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Not a cardio workout? You should try taking a lesson with some of my instructors! XD
Lol... posting with no irons maybe???


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