Equestrian vaulting is an equestrian sport in which an athlete performs complicated gymnastics and dance moves atop a trotting horse. You thought you were a daredevil, huh? Vaulting horse gymnastics started out as a circus performance, but once the International Federation for Equestrian Sports got a whiff of how much skill it takes to execute routines, they made it an official equestrian sport. Equestrian vaulting can be performed as a solo, duet, or team sport.