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    Hi,

    How good of an exercise is horseback riding? I go once or twice a week, three hours each, some trotting, some cantering, but mostly walking.

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    well, depends on your level, and on what you do... mostly walking surely is not much exercise, but still all your muscles work in order to stabilize you on the horse...
    I think of it as play! especially if you go outside!

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    Sounds like good exercise.....for the horse.

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    It's good for your stomach muscles, bum and thighs. I had rock hard thighs from years of horse riding.. maybe I need to get back into it.
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    Is it true that women can get an orgasm from riding a horse? Or is that BS?

    Sorry, but I've heard this tale so many times that I just had to ask this question.

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    Never happened to me but I'm sure the friction could cause it.
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    Some girlies pop their cherries on the horsey, true fact amigos.

    My gf used to be on the equestrian team and she says it's definitely a bit of a workout. Gotta be mindful of your posture, your legs, your core, your arms, etc. Whenever I tried riding my butt was sore as shit the next day but no other part of my anatomy. I wouldn't file it under "moving heavy things" even though that's precisely what you're doing. I would look at it as play and fun!

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    My friend was going easy on me because I had not ridden a horse in 6 years. We have only gone out twice so far and next time she would like to trot/canter more. They are her horses and she needs help exercising them. I definitely felt my thighs while trotting. I agree, the walking wouldn't be much exercise for me, but the trotting/cantering sure felt like it was.

    Thank you for the replies!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    I wouldn't file it under "moving heavy things" even though that's precisely what you're doing
    One could file it under 'heavy things moving you'

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    I ride and I think it's probably best filed under play, but then again it is a great workout for your core and thighs. Even walking. I ride English style and the horse is controlled through the core, seat, hips, and thighs. It's great fun though
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