The hobby of riding horse‘s story was spread in Finland after many years of underground development and is now popular both abroad.
Fanny Oikarinen, 11 years old, plays with her horse-head club. Fanny lives in a village north of Helsinki, the Finnish capital. Unlike girls who reach puberty, Fanny does not care about taking good looks and is loved by everyone. She played at home with horse-head sticks in her own world without adults or boys.
Maisa Wallius, Fanny’s friend, practiced near the house for summer competitions. Fanny and Maisa Wallius are practicing together and choreographing two parts of the horseback riding song performed by rapper Nelly’s song.
Fanny and Maisa ride horse heads in the forest near the house. When asked what kind of girls would love to ride a horse’s head, Maisa answered that it was girls who liked sports, some girls were really lonely and some might be the coolest girls in the school.
Alisa Aarniomaki makes hand-sewn horse head at home in Helsinki. It is unknown when the fever of riding a horse in Finland started when it spread for years before the adults realized.
When Aarniomaki was 12 years old, some classmates found her practicing in the forest and teasing her for childish games. The teenage girls invented the form of riding a horse’s head, in which the rider lowered his body and galloped like a horse, while his upper body was still.
“Girls are allowed to be strong and wild. I think the society began to shape them into a quiet way when they reached puberty,” Vilhunen, author of the documentary film “Horsehead Revolution”, told by the New York Times.
A little girl performed in Helsinki’s horse riding riding competition in March. Popular horse riding rides are popular throughout Finland with the national championship held every summer and Aarniomaki is an unofficial spokesperson.