How Many Calories are Burned by Horse riding?
Last modified 4th January 2016
These horse riding activities range from the highest calorie burn from 'horseback riding, jumping' which burns 388 calories in 30 minutes through to the activity 'horse racing, walking' which has the lowest calorie burn of 164 calories in 30 minutes, for a typical adult weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg).
To help you find the information you need, we first focus on the most common horse riding activities. This is followed by the activities with the highest, lowest and average burnt calories per minute and per hour
We also cover the predicted weight loss from horse riding, typical food calorie equivalents and our new proprietary calories burned score© and calories burned rank©
For horse racing, trotting, which is a typical intensity activity under the general description of horse riding activities, the average calories burned by a person weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg) in 30 minutes is 250 Calories. In one hour the same activity will burn 500 Calories.
Effect of Intensity on the Calorie Calculator
Although the above is a typical example for horse riding, the calculator we use to determine the calories burnt depends on the intensity, duration and your body weight. At the bottom of the article we have a variety of different intensities which can be personalized based on your weight and the duration of the activities, using our free calculator.
Calorie Score and Calorie Rank for Horse riding
At dietandfitnesstoday we have a new proprietary concept of a Calories Burned Score© and Calories Burned Rank©.
The calorie score gives an indication of the relative burn rate measured as a percentage score out of 100 for the different horse riding activities, where 100% is the maximum calorie burn which we estimate from running at a pace of 4 minutes per mile which is a world class speed for running for 30 mins.
The calorie rank is the rank of the activity compared with all other 800 activities in our database to give an indication of the percentage of activities which have a higher or lower calorie burn. A rank of 1 means it is the highest ranking activity in terms or calorie burn and a rank of 100 means it is the activity with the lowest carlorie burn compared with all other activities.
Calories Burned in 30 Minutes for a Typical horse riding Activity
As we have previously mentioned Horse racing, trotting is a moderate and typical level of intensity for horse riding and can be used as a general representative approximate measure for calories burnt by horse riding. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) burns 250 Calories, while an average woman weighing 163 pounds (74 kg), in 30 minutes burns 214 Calories.
Calories Per Minute
The calories burned per minute for Horse racing, trotting is 8 Calories per minute, for a typical man and for a typical female is 7 Calories per minute.
Calories Per Hour
The calories lost in one hour is 500 calories for a typical man, and 429 calories in one hour for a typical woman.
How to Burn 100 Calories
To burn 100 calories for a typical male would require 13 minutes of the activity horse racing, trotting and to burn 100 calories with the same horse riding activity for a typical female would take 14 minutes.
Score and Rank
Horse racing, trotting has a Calorie Burned Score© of 22.8 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 22.8 % of the highest realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calorie Burned Rank© of 66 out of 100 ie it is in the top 66 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 267 activities that have a higher calorie burn than horse racing, trotting
The following activities burn the same number of calories as Horse racing, trotting -
- bicycling, leisure, 9.4 mph
- bicycling, on dirt or farm road, moderate pace
- canoeing, rowing, 4.0-5.9 mph, moderate effort
- children?s games, adults playing (e.g., hopscotch, 4-square, dodgeball, playground apparatus, t-ball, tetherball, marbles, arcade games), moderate effort
- gardening with heavy power tools, tilling a garden, chain saw
Comparison with Inactivity
30 mins of inactivity for example just sitting and watching television burns 43 calories for a typical man and 37 calories for a typical woman. Which means Horse racing, trotting burns 6.3 times more calories than the equivalent time of inactivity for an average man and 5.8 times more calories for an average female.
Food Calorie Equivalents
This level of 250 calories burnt by an average man horse racing, trotting is equivalent to 0.4 Big Macs, 0.9 snickers bar, 2.1 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 0.8 cheeseburgers, 0.9 slices of pizza or 0.6 large blueberry muffins.
For an average female burning 214 calories is equivalent to 0.4 Big Macs, 0.8 snickers bar, 1.8 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 0.7 cheeseburgers, 0.8 slices of pizza or 0.6 large blueberry muffins.
Weight Loss from Horse riding
To answer the question how many pounds will I lose from the activity horse riding? Taking this example of horse racing, trotting in 30 minutes, the weight loss for a typical man is a minimum of 0.04 pounds, and a typical woman would lose 0.03 pounds.
Based on 4 sessions per week of horse racing, trotting for a duration of 30 minutes per session, the approximate time taken to lose one pound is 6 weeks for a man and 8 weeks for a woman, assuming no other changes in lifestyle or eating habits.
The same 4 sessions per week of horse racing, trotting for a duration of 30 minutes per session, would lose 1kg in 3 weeks for a man and 4 weeks for a woman.
Horse riding Activity with the Highest Calorie Burn
The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by horseback riding, jumping. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man burns 388 Calories, while an average woman in 30 minutes burns 333 Calories.
This activity of horseback riding, jumping has a Calories Burned Score© of 37.1 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 37.1 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 43 out of 100 ie it is in the top 43 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 85 activities that have a higher calorie burn than horseback riding, jumping
Horse riding Activity with the Lowest Calorie Burn
The horse riding activity with the lowest calories burnt is horse racing, walking, which for an average man in 30 minutes burns 164 Calories, and for an average woman burns 140 Calories.
This activity of horse racing, walking has a Calories Burned Score© of 13.8 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 13.8 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 78 out of 100 ie it is in the top 78 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 468 activities that have a higher calorie burn than horse racing, walking
Average Calories Burned by Horse riding
Based on the the list of 10 horse riding activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 263 Calories for 30 minutes of horse riding. The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 226 Calories for 30 minutes of horse riding.
|Calories Burned in 30 minutes of horse riding for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).|
|horseback riding, jumping - calories Male=388 kcal, Female=333 kcal.|
|polo, on horseback - calories Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.|
|horse racing, galloping - calories Male=315 kcal, Female=270 kcal.|
|horseback riding, canter or gallop - calories Male=315 kcal, Female=270 kcal.|
|horse racing, trotting - calories Male=250 kcal, Female=214 kcal.|
|horseback riding, trotting - calories Male=250 kcal, Female=214 kcal.|
|horseback riding, general - calories Male=237 kcal, Female=203 kcal.|
|farming, moderate effort (e.g., feeding animals, chasing cattle by walking and/or horseback, spreading manure, harvesting crops) - calories Male=207 kcal, Female=177 kcal.|
|horse racing, walking - calories Male=164 kcal, Female=140 kcal.|
|horseback riding,walking - calories Male=164 kcal, Female=140 kcal.|
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