Young Finnish people are behind the growing popularity of hobbyhorsing – they handcraft elaborate stick horses that are more than mere toys, and organise meets where they ride those horses in dressage and show jumping events. The community also congregates online, especially on Instagram.
Not all grown-ups get it. But the hobbyhorse phenomenon involves imagination, innovation and independent thinking, and the art, sport and culture of hobbyhorsing are receiving an increasing amount of richly deserved publicity in Finland and all over the world.
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