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Why Horseback Riding Makes Women Happy

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  • Why Horseback Riding Makes Women Happy

    Appropriate references would be helpful, but....


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  • #2
    "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!
    Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

    Originally posted by DottieHQ
    You're just jealous because you lack my extensive koalafications.


    • #3
      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."
      Please copy and paste this to your signature if you know someone, or have been affected by someone who needs a smack upside the head. Lets raise awareness.


      • #4
        "It exercises every muscle in the body and the best part is – you don’t even realize that you are exercising!"

        Uhh...yeah right!
        The Frugal Foxhunter


        • #5
          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?
          "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"


          • #6
            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!
            Nine out of ten times, you'll get it wrong...but it's that tenth time that you get it right that makes all the difference.


            • #7
              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?
              "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"


              • #8
                Am I the only one bothered by the poor grammar and sentence structure?


                • #9
                  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.
                  Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
                  Bernard M. Baruch


                  • #10
                    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.


                    • #11
                      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.
                      Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.