Whilst reading Jean Halley’s Horse Crazy, there was a reference to hobby-horsing. Apparently this sport has built from fantasy horseback riding. It now appears to be a sport where people ride around on props that are essentially sticks with a horse head on top. And these are utilised with riders going over jumps and even carrying out dressage tests. How unique!
Even more incredible is the fact that a horse business has arisen from this hobby sport. Eponi creates and sells custom made stick horses that sell for 100-300 euros in price. This is equivalent to $160 – $480 Australian dollars. The collection online is incredible! https://eponi.hobbyhorse.fi/#/
I had never heard of hobby-horsing before reading this non fiction works. And yet, exploring a little online and I am amazed. I love that a sport can be created by horse enthusiasts that don’t necessarily have a horse of their own.
And I especially love that from this, a new horse sport has developed and people are able to establish a horse business to help cater to this sport. The equine industry really is exploding in so many areas that I am amazed at. If you have a passion for horses and want to make a career out of them, be sure to think outside the box. Many people have made their passion much more than a hobby and are living from an income they have earned through a unique horse business. Incredible stuff.