Competitive Hobbyhorse Riding; Yes, There Are Health Benefits!

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Playing Why Teens are Competing in Hobbyhorse Competitions

The Doctors weigh on a unique competitive sport, hobbyhorse riding, and share there are health benefits to this seemingly strange activity.

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Competitive hobbyhorse riding involves riders participating in equestrian jumping while riding plush horses on a stick, and while this might seem odd, it is very popular in Europe among teens. In fact, in Finland, there are upwards of 10,000 competitive hobbyhorse riders who gallop, trot and jump their wooden stick horses.

The panel notes this activity promotes exercise and also a sense of community -- not to mention a healthy use of one's imagination.

Find out more about this unique sport in the documentary, "Hobbyhorse Revolution," now streaming.

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Also, Check out The Doctors going for a ride on hobbyhorses after getting a lesson from hobbyhorse rider Alisa, in the video below!

 

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