So there’s this new ‘sport’ on the block. Marry bindings on a mountain board, with a tow rope and erm a horse, and there you have it: Horseboarding.
With two separate competitions to enter, aim to get the quickest time in a 100m drag race, or weave between markers in a course against the clock. It’s like 21st century chariot racing.
The Daily Mail described it as “the latest extreme sports craze.” Thanks Daily Mail, kill a sport before it’s even gotten going!
This ‘new craze’ was invented seven years ago by pro-stuntman, Daniel Fowler. He was bored on a farm in Devon one day and strung a rope between a horse and a mountain board.
It’s like a very English countryside version of being pulled on your snowboard by a car and we all know how well that usually ends…
Daniel told the Daily Mail, “I have always been a skate boarder, and later a surfer, and working in the field with horses it was just a matter of time before I put the two together. For me it beats being dragged by a car because horses can be unpredictable and they get excited when they know they’ll get to run.” Oh, Great!
Check out the video below and tell us what you think? Upper class madness or a legitimate way for bored as farmers to get their shred on?!