Hobbyhorse riding and competitions are a growing subculture among teenage girls in Finland, in which enthusiasts make, care for, and, of course, ride their make-believe horses. The horses -- stuffed heads on a long pole -- are painstakingly looked after, with some residing in their own makeshift stables. [...]
During the summer many girls attend summer camps around Finland where they can improve their dressage and jumping skills. [...]
For years, this practice of the Finnish subculture has been considered a secret community subjected to stigma and bullying. Many of the girls lead a double life where their practice is a big secret they don't like to share.
The best thing about this is how all of the girls in these photos are just Not Having It.