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Would you consider horseback riding a sport?

Asked by: 66Piez
  • Listen here morons

    Ok listen, the actual definition of horse back riding is the action or SPORT of riding a horse..... So if you still say it's not a sport your dumber than I thought you where. Also we are not rich.... Don't even go there...... Also all you ever did was go walking on a trail, or get led around by someone..... So who the heck do you think you are saying it's not a sport. The reason you say it looks easy is because are competitors are strong and good enough to make it look that way. Also it's not abuse!!!!!! Did you know that horses LOVE the work!!!!! It's fun for them. I can go on and on about this!

  • Riding horses is a sport.

    I think its sport cause your still working as hard as a football player, base ball, every sport out there! PLus your working with a animal, sometime the animal wont listen, so its harder then it looks! Right? Yes. So dont say its not a sport, when it is.. :)

  • People are ignorant!

    If you are one of those people who say that horse riding isn't a sport and you should know because you have "experience with horses" is rubbish. Just because you have sat on a pony when you were five and was led around by someone else this does not mean you have experience! You can come back and argue why it apparently isn't a sport once you have entered a dressage test, a showjumping competition or been hunting on horse back. All of these disciplines require much experience with horses and believe me, you would be taken as a fool if you turned up at one of these events saying you want to try it for the first time because who ever would be running the event would send you away because you would most definitely injure yourself because you are a novice to the sport.

  • People are ignorant!

    If you are one of those people who say that horse riding isn't a sport and you should know because you have "experience with horses" is rubbish. Just because you have sat on a pony when you were five and was led around by someone else this does not mean you have experience! You can come back and argue why it apparently isn't a sport once you have entered a dressage test, a showjumping competition or been hunting on horse back. All of these disciplines require much experience with horses and believe me, you would be taken as a fool if you turned up at one of these events saying you want to try it for the first time because who ever would be running the event would send you away because you would most definitely injure yourself because you are a novice to the sport.

  • Horseback riding is more than a sport.

    Horseback riding is so much more than a sport. We ride with animals who can kill you in seconds, just because we like those animals. We equestrians, dance with creatures who speak other language. Equestrians from 3 feet high, and don't cry about it and just get back on. If you still believe that horseback riding is a sport, watch this video on Youtube:https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=eufCY8KHuMA.

  • Oh heck yes!

    Horse riding is a sport hands down! You say its easy, have you sat on an animal with a mind of its own? Galloped 35mph at a solid obstacle? Turned three tin cans under a time limit? Performed an intricate dance with an animal with the mind of its own

  • Hands down yes

    Horseback riding is very difficult. No you don't just hop on a horse and gallop to win money. That's horse racing jot horseback riding. You have to be able to jump or gallop around barrels. It's not just something you do. Maybe it's easy if you have the perfect beginner horse and you go in circles but it's a lot more than that.

  • Why Wouldn't It Be

    Its part of the Summer Olympic games, and has been since 1900. It takes just as much or more strength, and skill than any other sport . Why wouldn't it be a sport, it takes discipline, strength, stamina, stability, sportsmanship, technique, and much more. As a rider I could go on and on about this topic, but why go on and on when I already know that its a sport. If nobody else believes it is, then they must not have ever been horseback rising before

  • Horseback riding is more of a sport than any sport.

    *We don't sit out on a bench or take breaks
    *We control a 1200 pound animal
    *We trust an animal that could kill us in seconds, an animal with a mind of its own
    *We go 35mph
    *We fall five feet not 2 inches
    *We get back on when we get hurt
    *We don't ride trail riding horses that are trained to play follow the leader
    *We burn 100-200 calories an hour
    *We ride through rain, snow, and sleet
    *We have to communicate with an animal that doesn't understand words
    *We risk our lives
    *We are equestrians and we'd like to see you do what we do.

  • You think riding is not a sport? You've got some learning to do.

    *We have to control a 1000 pound animal
    *We don't sit out on a bench or take a break
    *We don't fall down/off and cry about it
    *We have to trust an animal that could kill us in seconds
    *We have to communicate with an animal that doesn't understand
    words
    Think its not a sport? I'd like to see you get on a horse and do what we do.

  • It is not a sport.

    I consider horse back riding being to lazy to walk. If you don't like walking then buy a car not a horse, horses are just animals and they are dumb. You have to train them, feed them, clean them and groom them. Like I said before To lazy to walk.

  • It's not a sport

    Yeah you control a 1000 lb animal but farmers control 100x that and farming isn't a sport. If you need to question whether or not something is a sport, it probably isn't one. I get that you're passionate about your activity but that doesn't mean you need to call it a sport.
    BACKGROUND: I know many people who do horseback riding and have experience with it myself.

  • Deff not a sport

    In all honesty, riding a horse isn't difficult. Even if it's considered a sport, a jockey isn't an athlete. There's minimal physical movement involved in riding a horse. Just let the horse do its job. I don't know why I need fifty words but I'll add three more words now.

  • It isn't a sport, it's a hobby.

    Horseback riders complain about sitting on a horse and having but pain, they say because they have to use their thighs you have to be fit. Wrestlers, mama fighters, football players. What do they have in common? Oh yeah they're actually athletic so they can play. Can't say the same about equestrians it's basically only one spot above competitive videogames

  • No Not at all

    Sport is like soccer or hockey, riding a horse is a luxury or a pass time. Yes there is sport riding like racing barrels or jumping, but horse back riding in general is not a sport. You may have to use strength to stay on and to control the animal but that is not a sport, like saying driving a 4 wheeler is a sport.

  • Don't harm animals.

    It is not a sport just harming animals.It was used in past to go to from one place to another place.Now we have vehicles to move from one place to another, so, they are using horse ,bulls,etc animals for games.First of all the police should catch the players who play with animals.

  • Riding Isn't a sport

    Yes the rider does a lot of work but at the end of the day, the horses actions are what result in the final product. Be it running, jumping etc., without the horse pushing off the ground it doesn't happen. For all the people who say "if you say riding isn't a sport you're intimidated because our ball has a mind of its own, stop. You can't compared a 4 legged, living animal to an inanimate object that can't do anything unless you directly move it yourself
    @IsRidingASport

  • No, it is not a sport

    All the "yes" arguments fail.

    All I can read about is:
    The horse is tall and hard to climb (still doesn't make it a sport though)
    You have pain in your muscles, yeah sure. But does that make it a sport?
    The horse does most of the work.

    I know it's fun taking care of a horse and do parcours and stuff, but do you move more than that horse?

  • Riding an animal is not a sport. It's cruel and degrading.

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  • Riding an animal is not a sport. It's cruel and degrading.

    Riding an animal is not a sport. It's cruel and degrading.Riding an animal is not a sport. It's cruel and degrading.Riding an animal is not a sport. It's cruel and degrading.Riding an animal is not a sport. It's cruel and degrading.Riding an animal is not a sport. It's cruel and degrading.Riding an animal is not a sport. It's cruel and degrading.


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