BBC Sport - Horse-riding: 'This is our gym'

Horse-riding: 'This is our gym'

Sitting on a horse may not seem like an obvious form of exercise.

However, horse riding pretty much involves all the muscles in your body, between ensuring posture and balance, and controlling the horse.

Get Inspired reporter Louise Andrew saddled up in the Borders to find out more about the benefits of horse-riding.

Anne Cranston and Lesley Landels, of Broomhill Farm Equestrian Centre, explained the area's strong horse-riding tradition, while guiding Louise through her first lesson.

Lesley said: "It's hard work and it's exercise, but it's fun. This is our gym, and it's brilliant."

For more information about getting in to horse riding, take a look at our Get Inspired page.

This piece will feature in Sport XV at 22:00 on 9 September on BBC Two Scotland. It will be available on the BBC iPlayer shortly afterwards for seven days.