No matter what discipline they practice, horse people can all agree on one thing: riding is physically demanding work. And as horse owners know, the riding part isn’t even the half of it—the accompanying chores are a workout all on their own.
You’ve probably seen charts that list equestrian activities and their associated calorie burn. But they don’t come close to telling the whole story. To remedy this injustice, I’ve created a more realistic accounting of horse-related activities and their caloric effects.