Horse Racing

From The "Sports-That-Shouldn't-Exist" File, We Bring You Horsesurfing

2/11/08 in Horse Racing   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Before I wound up here at FanIQ, I used to enjoy finding bizarre extreme sports to make fun of on my old site. And if you look hard enough, you'll find some truly bizarre stuff out there. Like extreme wheelchairing, extreme pogo sticking, extreme wheelbarrowing, and ladder racing among others.

All of these sports prove pretty much one thing. We have way too much free time on our hands.

But now we have a new sport to add to this wacky list: Horsesurfing.

It combines all the fun of equestrian stunt riding with surfing. Two things that totally belong together. And Barbaro endorsed it just before dying. Well, not really.

The idea is sort of like tow-in surfing, except you're using a horse instead of a jet-ski. And you're not surfing actual waves, but shore break. The one problem is that it seems to fit somewhere between figure skating and rhythmic gymnastics in terms of masculinity, as this picture below suggests.

Yes, nothing screams extreme sports like equestrian stunt riding and surfing. NOTHING.

By the way, here's a video.

And just to let everyone know, I feel bad for the horse. Not because I think he's being abused, but because he has to be seen with these losers.

Although, if you're the horse, this is at least better than having lions riding you.
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