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Equestrians, seen as equals

Murcielago posted this thread...
Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Hey guys! I am a junior in high school who has been riding since I was 4. I just wanted to share a bit of information I found awesome! First off, my horse is Murcielago. He is a 16.2/.3h  black Dutch Warmblood TB cross. We jump up to 1.30m (4 feet 3in) at home and 1.15m (3ft 9in) at shows. 
I was talking to my trainer the other day and we were discussing an awesome fact. Did you know Equestrians are the ONLY sport represented by the olympics where males and females are seen as equals! And that we compete in one of the most dangerous sports of the world because death related injuries in riding are so high?
Tell me your interesting facts you know about being an equestrian!
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GreekGoddess replied...
Jun. 22, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Oh my god, really?! Wow... it's so weird too, I mean around the barn you mostly see girls riding, very very few guys! But once you get to the high level esquitrian riding, they are at every horse show, where were they when they grew up?! I can believe that riding is one of the most dangerous sports in the world. First off we ride off the ground and if you fall off the wrong way (there are a million wrong ways to fall) then your accident can be fatal or crippled for life. Second riding is a parternship. If the horse does not want to do something, well then good luck to you, a small pony wheighs four times what you do and they have steel toes!!! Sorry if that sound like a show off, I just wanted to say why it didn't suprize me!

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