Rollie Pollie, oh I mean, Corrie and I worked together this week.
With the help of this site: Calorie Counter I can calculate how many calories I burn while engaging in horsey activities.
I burn 105 calories for 10 minutes of grooming. To make it an even work out, I will groom the left side of the horse with my left hand the the right with my right.
I burn 89 calories for 2o minutes of walking.
I burn 230 calories for 20 minutes of trotting.
Those are not huge numbers but they are numbers that add up.
My actual work out was more walking and less trotting but that is just an example. Corrie and I are both out of shape. Trotting on Corrie is really hard if I want to post because she has the rolliest trot I have ever ridden. It is really quite comfortable to sit, but doesn't help me burn more calories to sit. I probably burn more at the walk because I use quite a bit more leg than a normal walk should entail.
All that being said her walk and trot are getting better. Now we just need to get from the trot to the walk with out making a layover at the halt.
Alas it has been hard this week. My brother and his family are here this week. That means extra treats because we all get together and eat. I have had cake, Culver's Custard, and various other bad crap.