No, no, of course not.
But this is:
I don’t know Greg, the dressage video was pretty interesting and my friend says she had a dressage horse growing up, she say’s it’s a sport. So there!
Oh, British comedy is always good. 🙂
Haven’t done much riding, have you, Greg?
Personally, I prefer hunter/ jumpers, but there is a lot more involved in dressage than meets the eye.
Rowing a boat is a sport? Throwing sticks and rocks is a sport? Ditto the “haven’t done much riding” comment.
Nothing that needs a judge to decide marks for style is a sport.
That counts for objective measures of swimming style and walking style as well as for synchronized prancing.
See the Ministry of Silly Games
Sorry to post a link in a comment, but it seems relevant here.
Dressage is friggin’ hard. I did show-jumping, and hunter/jumper equitation, and I did some dressage but never at such a high level – it is the most difficult thing to do with a horse.
And the judging is subjective but the rules are quite well defined, so an unknown nobody can theoretically beat the superstars with a brilliant performance.
Stupid Pet Tricks? (Surfboarding dogs, dancing bears..)
Cute wins medals, see China Olympic non-vocal singer.
I don’t know the name of it, but that dead-goat polo game is a good horseback sport.
Dressage is crazy when you get into it. You are getting a horse to do incredibly well controlled choreographed maneuvers, and I should mention that the rider isn’t supposed to look like he’s giving the horse any sort of commands at all. It’s all done using pressure from the legs, shifting body weight, etc. Not only is it a sport but I consider it a team sport, the horse and the rider are a highly trained team working together.
Sports? My favorite sport is So You Think You Can Dance. Now that’s a sport!
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