Exercise: riding and in the barn!

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Here are the calories burned per hour doing horse care or riding.

130 lb person: 155 lb person: 190 lb person:

Shoveling 354 cal/hr 422 cal/hr 518 cal/hr

General Horse Riding: 236 cal/hr 281 cal/hr 345 cal/hr

Riding horse at the walk: 148 cal/hr 176 cal/hr 216 cal/hr

Riding horse at the trot: 384 cal/hr 457 cal/hr 561 cal/hr

Riding horse at a gallop: 472 cal/hr 563 cal/hr 690 cal/hr

Horse Grooming 354 cal/hr 422 cal/hr 518 cal/hr

Baling hay/cleaning barn: 472 cal/hr 563 cal/hr 690 cal/hr

Shoveling Grain 325 cal/hr 387 cal/hr 474 cal/hr

Fencing 354 cal/hr 422 cal/hr 518 cal/hr

Polo 472 cal/hr 563 cal/hr 690 cal/hr

Hiking, cross country (if your horse is hard to catch...)

354 cal/hr 422 cal/hr 518 cal/hr

Brisk walking 4 MPH 236 cal/hr 281 cal/hr 345 cal/hr

Walking, carrying 15 lb load:207 cal/hr 246 cal/hr 302 cal/hr

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