'Hobbyhorsing' craze in Scandinavia takes horsing around to new level

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'Hobbyhorsing' craze in Scandinavia takes horsing around to new level. Brian Taff reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on May 26, 2017. (WPVI)

There's a new craze in Scandinavia that's taking horsing around to a whole new, bzarre level. It's called "hobbyhorsing."

The real-life sport involves ballerina-like leaps and equestrian-style jumps, all a top a stick with a fake horse-head.

More than 10,000 people are reportedly part of Finland's hobby-horsing scene. They even have an annual national championship, complete with crowds and judges

There's even a new documentary called "Hobbyhorse Revolution." It shows how riders decorate their hobbyhorses, name them and even drape blankets over them at night.

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