what is it? You know what it is… but you might not have considered saddling up since you were 12. it’s time to rekindle that childhood dream, as horse riding is bang on trend, with Vogue touting it as ‘The model Workout of the moment’. Fans include sisters gigi and Bella Hadid. how does it work? Try it out with a day’s trek or, if you get into it, sign up for lessons. what are the benefits? in a study by the university of Brighton, horse riding and its associated activities – think grooming, saddling, even mucking out – were shown to expend sufficient energy to count as moderate intensity activity. and trotting expends even more. So you can burn calories, boost fitness and work your thighs and core.