Horse riding or equestrian is not just for fun. Its much more than that. Its is practical, recreational, cultural and artistic. Its even a event in Olympics. Equestrian events or discipline were first included in the modern Olympic Games in 1900. Horse riding is believed to be about 6000 years old, and we still continue to use horses even now. Of course along with horse races comes gambling too. Gambling on horse races has also a long history. If you ride horses, please ride with care, try not to injure the horse or yourselves.