I hate when people say horseback riding is easy, its not and heres a quote to prove it. "Equestrians need to have the concentration and ability to judge distance like a golfer, the strength and stamina of a hockey player, and the artistic flow and ability to make a hard thing look easy and elegant like a ballerina." This quote proves that it isn't and easy sport and your have to perfect everything.
It is NOT 'just a horse,' I KNOW I can do it, my horses are BEAUTIFUL, I do NOT 'just sit there', riding is difficult, it is a very SKILLED SPORT, and PLEASE let me win the lottery, I would love to spend 90% of it on my horses!!
Tell me again why you think it's easy? And no. You can't say that I do nothing. The most you have probably done is gone on a pony ride. You can't say anything until you get on and try to do what I do. But then again, you wouldn't be able to. So don't say that horseback riding is NOT a sport, because it is.