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    Angry "Riding is not a sport"

    It always infuriates me when people say riding isn't a sport but today I was definitely more than angry. Today I had a conversation with a few people (both of which were teen boys) where they basically continued to tell me how riding was easy and how horses served no purpose and are useless. I continued telling them how you don't just sit there and they should jump on a crazy warm blood and try to jump a 1.10 course! However, they continued with their arrogance and rudeness and then went on to my instagram and began playing a video of me jumping my pony in the newcomers (100cm) at POYS saying how they could do it and it was easy! I was so angry but I just gave up trying to explain it to them in the end! Anyone know how to react in these situations or what to say

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    Old nag
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    Default Re: "Riding is not a sport"

    ignore them, they just want a reaction.

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    Default Re: "Riding is not a sport"

    Challenge them to a jumping competition

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    Default Re: "Riding is not a sport"

    It sounds as if they are enjoying winding you up, don't rise to the bait

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    Old nag only_me's Avatar
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    Default Re: "Riding is not a sport"

    Send them a few links of YouTube videos of people falling off horses etc.
    Smile and enjoy today, you never know what tomorrow brings!

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    High upon a hillside stencilface's Avatar
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    Default Re: "Riding is not a sport"

    It's not a sport.

    It's half art form half strategy!

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    Schoolmaster wkiwi's Avatar
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    Default Re: "Riding is not a sport"

    Quote Originally Posted by stencilface View Post
    It's not a sport.

    It's half art form half strategy!
    Too right!
    Don't let them wind you up. Just give a superior smile and then say (or type) "well, I really look forward to watching you at Badminton then, as you think its so easy" and ask them for THEIR latest jumping video.

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    Sport horse Rumtytum's Avatar
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    Default Re: "Riding is not a sport"

    You cannot beat ignorance. Walk away and talk to people on here instead.

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    Default Re: "Riding is not a sport"

    haha i would love to see them try ��

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    Default Re: "Riding is not a sport"

    Quote Originally Posted by stencilface View Post
    It's not a sport.

    It's half art form half strategy!


    Who cares what they think OP.

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