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Horseboarding WTF!!

Upper class madness or a legitimate way for bored farmers to get their shred on?!

Credit: British Horse Surfing Association

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?!

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