How many calories do you burn with Horseback Riding?

Horseback riding is a great way to stay healthy and burn calories. It is an intense sport that is both mentally and physically challenging. During riding, the body works hard to maintain balance and follow the horseback riding movements, leading to a calorie burn.

Someone weighing 180 lbs burns approximately 274 kilocalories per hour with Horseback Riding. Fill in the form and calculate how many calories you burn with Horseback Riding or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
with Horseback Riding

274


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How many calories do you burn with Horseback Riding?

Horseback riding is a great way to stay healthy and burn calories. It is an intense sport that is both mentally and physically challenging. During riding, the body works hard to maintain balance and follow the horseback riding movements, leading to a calorie burn.

Someone weighing 180 lbs burns approximately 274 kilocalories per hour with Horseback Riding. Fill in the form and calculate how many calories you burn with Horseback Riding or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.


Horseback riding is also a great cardio workout. The heart rate increases during riding, stimulating the heart and blood vessels. This can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

In addition, horseback riding can help with muscle strengthening. The legs, abdomen, back, and arms must constantly work during riding, strengthening these muscles. This can help reduce back pain and improve posture.

Horseback riding is also a great way to relax and escape daily stress. The peaceful environment and contact with the horse can help reduce anxiety and depression.

Calories burned with Outdoor Activities (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 min. 30 min. 45 min. 60 min.
Biking 9 193 386 579 772
Cycling (electric) 2.8 60 120 180 240
Cycling in the city 4.8 103 206 309 411
Hiking Cross country 4.8 103 206 309 411
Horseback Riding 3.2 69 137 206 274
Riding an ebike 2.8 60 120 180 240
Woodchopping 4.8 103 206 309 411

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned with Horseback Riding?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Horseback Riding. The MET value of Horseback Riding = 3.2. We multiply the MET value with the person\'s body weight in kilogram. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the duration in minutes.

A person weighs: 180 lbs
MET value of Horseback Riding: 3.2
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Horseback Riding for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180/2.20462) * 3.2 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 137

30 minutes of Horseback Riding burns 137 kcal.