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    Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    When the horses are the athletes. Heck they might as well have horse racing.
    To me Equestrian goes on the stupid list along with Synch diving, synch swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, sailing.



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    If some people have their way you will someday be able to add Ballroom Dancing to your list of stupid Olympic sports.


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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    FWIW, I think synch diving is pretty sweet.



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    cause they wear sweet 1800s outfits




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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    Why isn't Poker an Olympic sport yet?



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    Why is air rifle a sport.



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigCojones View Post
    When the horses are the athletes. Heck they might as well have horse racing.
    To me Equestrian goes on the stupid list along with Synch diving, synch swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, sailing.
    Dressage is the worst.



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    Because others think it is it deserving of so. Have you ever ridden a horse, let alone do stuff like that. Personally, it takes more skill to do that then say throwing something as far a you can (i.e. shotpot, javelin, etc.)



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    I watched some of the jumping this morning. Apparently yesterday this woman broke some bone in her lower spine after getting thrown. I don't have a problem with it, it makes the Olympics interesting. Like the lady who shot a bunch of clay pigeons the other day.



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Because others think it is it deserving of so. Have you ever ridden a horse, let alone do stuff like that. Personally, it takes more skill to do that then say throwing something as far a you can (i.e. shotpot, javelin, etc.)
    It also takes a lot skill to play video games, that doesn't make them a sport (...or does it?)



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    Why is basketball an Olympic sport?


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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    It also takes a lot skill to play video games, that doesn't make them a sport (...or does it?)
    they should make that an Olympic sport but then wouldn't have to include board games?



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    Why is racewalking an olympic sport?



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    I watched some of the jumping this morning. Apparently yesterday this woman broke some bone in her lower spine after getting thrown. I don't have a problem with it, it makes the Olympics interesting. Like the lady who shot a bunch of clay pigeons the other day.
    Horses are unpredictable and most people a lot of people who ride them get hurt eventually. Horses are pretty dumb animals to begin with and most spook easy.



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    Re: Why is Equestrian an Olympic sport?

    They should combine equestrian and archery/shooting. That could be entertaining. Have them ride around the arena and shoot at the people doing rhythmic gymnastics.


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