How Much Exercise Should I Be Doing Around My Riding?

In this article I will let you know the answer to common question of  “is horse riding is exercise”. Plus ideas on how you can improve your fitness for any equestrian discipline. I often get asked this question given my background and what I do and my answer very much depends on what sort of […]

Why Do We Need Strong Lower Abs For Riding?

Your lower abdominals are the most important abdominals for you to recognize. Often the laziest to wake up and the hardest to recruit, however, once you have woken them up they play an incredibly powerful role in the stabilization of your pelvis. The reason they are often dormant is that too often people rely heavily […]

Mounting Exercises To Help Improve Getting On The Horse

Flexibility is crucial to making mounting your horse much easier. With poor flexibility, you’re likely to struggle to get on your horse without pulling at the saddle and disrupting your horse’s balance. Not to mention, making for visual comedy as you twist and haul yourself up! If you rely on a mounting block to get […]

Dressage Rider Leg Strength – 6 Exercises To Help Your Improve

Improving your dressage rider leg strength will help you to have good control of our legs and in doing so a better ability to create good clear communication with our horse. The ability to use leg pressure whenever we need and however we want requires good body control, coordination, stability and balance when in the […]

7 Exercises To Improve Lower Body Strength And Balance

In this article I share specific dressage exercises that will help you fine tune your own strength and balance in the saddle. As riders understanding what is going on within our own body can help us when we are in the saddle.  Often we may feel that the horse is really stiff and weak on […]

6 Exercises To Improve Posture For Dressage

Are you wanting to improve your balance and posture for riding? Is your horse telling you that you are imbalanced? Are you suffering from poor lower back and core strength? Our posture is crucial when we are riding, not just to create a pretty picture, but for biomechanics also. We want to ensure our joints are sliding […]

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