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    Default Why Horseback Riding Makes Women Happy

    Appropriate references would be helpful, but....


    http://www.femguide.com/why-horsebac...omen-happy_856

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    "Most people assume that the rider doesn’t actually do anything but sit on top of the horse. This couldn’t be further from the truth."

    Amen to that!
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    It figures that people posting in the comments section felt it necessary to turn it into a sex topic.

    How about "I enjoy riding because it's FUN. . .I enjoy the companionship of my horse and my fellow riders. . .and it sure beats paying a health club just to walk up invisible steps for an hour."
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    "It exercises every muscle in the body and the best part is – you don’t even realize that you are exercising!"

    Uhh...yeah right!
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    The article wasn't too bad, the comments were amazing..."if it's exercise, why are so many riders FAT!" Then the usual orgasm/humping/pelvic thrust etc. crap.

    I wonder if they even asked any women that rode what they liked about it?
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    Not a bad article! The only thing I didn't agree with is that riding is less impact on the joints than swimming...my reconstructed ankle (thanks to riding...and no, not because I fell either!) would like to kindly object to that statement!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punkie View Post
    Not a bad article! The only thing I didn't agree with is that riding is less impact on the joints than swimming...my reconstructed ankle (thanks to riding...and no, not because I fell either!) would like to kindly object to that statement!
    ...and just how do they think all the all-too-common knee and hip problems women with a long history of riding just happened to happen?
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    Am I the only one bothered by the poor grammar and sentence structure?



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    Quote Originally Posted by MunchingonHay View Post
    Am I the only one bothered by the poor grammar and sentence structure?
    No, I read it and was thinking most high-schoolers could write better than that.
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    Clearly they haven't heard of padded underwear for horse and bike riders, I think it is supposed to prevent abrasion in certain parts....It is truly amazing how ignorant people can be, and just throw stuff out like it was fact! But I have heard the theory that we just sit up there and let the horse do the work, somehow it doesn't work that well for me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Amwrider View Post
    No, I read it and was thinking most high-schoolers could write better than that.
    Agree. It was amateur hour to be sure. All kinds of questionable claims:

    Many women these days are deciding to take up horseback riding as a hobby. If you speak to those who do enjoy the activity, you will find that they are generally happier than women who don’t.

    How on Earth would anyone make such a determination?

    And later . . .

    No other sport is as free and relaxing as horseback riding.

    Very much a matter of opinion.

    I think the claim about riding being easier on the joints than swimming is dubious at best. Couldn't swimming basically be considered a minimal- or zero-impact activity? You're supported by WATER, for heaven's sake.

    I don't know where femguide gets its "professional writer[s], but clearly their standards are pretty low.



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