Counting Calories at the Barn

Use this chart to calculate how many calories you're burning at the barn. From the editors of Horse&Rider magazine.

In the January 2007 issue of Horse & Rider, we offer some tips for getting fit–and slim while you spend time at the barn and with your horse. To help you out, we’ve put together this chart of calorie-burning values for common horse-related activities.

Walking a 10-foot circle as you longe your horse will not only burn calories for you, but your horse

Keep in mind–the more vigorously you perform these exercises, the more you’ll maximize the calorie burning benefits. We’ll give you the number of calories burned per exercise for a person who is 5’8″ and weights 150 lbs. If you have a smaller frame and weight, you’ll burn slightly fewer calories; you’ll burn slightly more if you have a larger frame and weigh more.

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