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Ridemaster Horse Riding Simulator

Horse Riding Simulator Is Amazing (Not in a Good Way)

You can find me any day of the week pretending to be in a hot rock and roll band with my geeky friends, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. But if I were pretending to be riding my own show horse in the confines of my own home that would make me feel kinda icky. Granted, this horse riding simulator called the Ridemaster Pro is meant to be used in gyms, horse riding schools and whatnot, but the question begs to be asked: If you're in a horse riding school, wouldn't you want to ride a real horse? Just asking. . .

Caught on Gizmodo, this interactive game lets you ride your (fake) horse around a virtual ring. Learn how to ride, jump, and work those muscles you need to grip on to a real horse all for a cool ten grand. Actually, this totally reminds me of the mechanical ponies I used to ride outside the drugstore for a quarter - minus the LCD flat screen. Now those were good times. Check out a demo of how this baby works (complete with awesome old school Japanese country music) when you

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synchrony synchrony 4 years
Since riding influences the action of another creature, one would wish to get ones body as correct as possible otherwise, for the horse, it is a little like carrying a badly packed rucksack. this simulator and others offer the rider the possibility of correcting their muscles and riding position off the poor old horse that is going to be ridden by them. My horses would probably be grately relieved should I be able to afford the great outlay involved in acquiring one of these for my clients
lil-miss-haley lil-miss-haley 8 years
I agree with julieulie, being a horse rider myself it can be hard to focus on technique when your on a horse, and a difficult one at that!!
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 8 years
I could see it working with small children who need to learn the basics before they get on the actual horse.
dzmartini dzmartini 8 years
I guess it could be a good idea to get things started (when it comes to learning to ride a horse), but if they ever try to make it in the popular market then I would see a problem with it
julieulie julieulie 8 years
"If you're in a horse riding school, wouldn't you want to ride a real horse?" There are several reasons why this could be useful -- helping to build up muscle and alignment, a good way to practice if you don't own your own horse and it's not your day for lessons, or why I personally would find it the most useful -- it's much easier to work on your form when you're not actually on the real horse. There are so many things to think about that, particularly for a beginning rider, it's too much to focus on proper technique AND getting your horse around the ring/over the jump/etc. I used to be a riding instructor, and this would have made things so much easier!
calamari calamari 8 years
I played this at an arcade last time I was in Hong Kong. I'm sure I looked ridiculous, but it was pretty fun.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Weird.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i would totally practice on this first since i would by no means qualify for a horse show or equestrian competition. but it could help people who are scared to get back on the horse so to speak! haha. too creepy for home use but great for saddle clubs or gyms at schools in equine country.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Weird. Reminds me of a mechanical bull :-\
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