What Is Standing In Your Way?

Sometimes we can get stuck on the treadmill of life and start to observe others lives as better than ours or we compare other situations to our own with the grass is greener mentality and social media is a fabulous place to get stuck with comparinitis. I don’t think anyone is immune to this, however […]

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 […]

Stretches For Riders With Tight Shoulders And Upper Back

Here is a series of stretches to help improve tight shoulders and upper back in riders. As dressage riders posture is important to maintain, not just for the picture this creates, but also for proper alignment so that we can ensure all our joints and ligaments can move freely with the horse. Often though we can […]

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 […]

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