Horse Dressing

You’ve probably heard of competitive hobbyhorsing by now, where Finnish teens ride hobbyhorses in show jumping championships, dressage and apparently even some cross country (I’d love to see them eventing). I do have doubts about the technique here and there (those hands! keep those hands low and composed, for gods sake), but overall it looks lovely (in a Buffy kind of way) and definitely less ridiculous than zumba or aquagym.


Since apparently a documentary is coming, I would like to make you aware of the noble predecessor of hobbyhorsing, the stick horse dressage.

I did some stick horse flatwork myself in my early years, and to be honest I don’t remember it being particularly empowering, but it was certainly good fun.