People Straddling A Toy Horse

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Hobby horsing is the strange new pattern clearing Scandinavia in which high school young ladies ride toy steeds in national show hopping rivalries. Hobbyhorse fans straddle a stuffed stallion head on a wooden stick and parade around a field, planning to inspire judges with their favor footwork, hopping aptitudes, and stance. More than 10,000 members in Finland alone contend with each other in dressage, demonstrate hopping and other customary equestrian occasions.

Not only are riders competitive during their shows, but the level of detail outside of the arena is just as important, with riders decorating their hobby horses, naming them and placing horse covers over their wooden bodies at night while they “sleep”.

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