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TomMcGrath
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Australia horseback riding

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/3/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TomMcGrath

Pro

Any Equestrian Vacation is meant to give you the real pleasure both for your body and mind. This is simply because the horseback riding vacations render you pleasure to your heart, body and eyes. When you get the opportunity to enjoy incredible beauty of Mother Nature, on the other hand you have lessons for your horse riding thing as well.Check out
http://www.highpointetours.com...
xxXChelseaXxx

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I understand that this is most likely advertisement spam, but I'm going to see if I can discredit what you've advertised. Furthermore, I would find it uncontrollably amusing if you successfully countered my points and won this debate, considering that you are more than likely a spam-bot of some kind.


Horse riding vacations are inherantly wasteful
The purpose of a horse riding vaction is to experience pleasure. Whilst this may be the case, the amount of resources required to obtain this pleasure exceeds that of similar alternatives. For example, a similar experience would be opening a window in your car whilst driving (or even driving a convertible), regardless if you are driving to work or for pleasure. The similarities are as follows:

1. A steady stream of wind in horse-riding could be experienced at low speeds in a car
2. The bumpiness of a horseride could by replicated by driving on a bumpy road
3. You could make a sound-track of 'neighing' to put the CD player of your car

Additionally, you have far more control over your car than you a horse, considering the horse has a mind of its own (albeit a trained mind).



Horse riding vacations are EXPENSIVE
Comparatively, buying a covertable from Carsales.com would set you back around $2,000(AUD)[1]. Keep in mind this is to buy a brand new car, not to use the one you already owned (even if it isn't a convertible, you could wind down all the windows). Of the dozen horse-rides I found, all of them exceeded this $2,000 price point. A ride in Melbourne, for example, would cost ~$5,500(USD)[2]. This does not even include airfares (considering that you can drive your car out of town or go across country, in other words 'an adventure'.

So, essentially, you're paying around $2,000 ($5,500 - $2,000 for car + petrol +food, you can sleep in your car) for 4.5 star accomodation, the horse and "Watch the Melbourne Cup from reserved lawn stand seat." The latter is worth around $100~200 [3]. So, the horse riding and accomodation should be worth around $2,000 for eight days and nights. If you can not be posh-person for those nights (4stars instead of 4.5), you can pay $99 a night [4]. So, the horse riding should be worth ~$1200.


Conclusion
You're paying a lot of money for an adventure on a horse, which is inefficient considering the alternatives.



[1]http://www.carsales.com.au...
[2]
http://www.highpointetours.com...
[3]http://melbournecup.com...
[4]http://www.booking.com...;
Debate Round No. 1
TomMcGrath

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xxXChelseaXxx

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I just realised the default text size is hard to read.
Debate Round No. 2
TomMcGrath

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TomMcGrath forfeited this round.
xxXChelseaXxx

Con

Oh well...
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Valladarex 4 years ago
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