844-330-6373
0 ITEMS
Home Equestrian Life Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness

What’s the magic formula to keep you in the saddle for your entire life? “Make it a priority,” says eventing gold medalist and Tevis Cup finisher Denny Emerson. The 77-year-old instructor and trainer rides up to five hours a day...
When you think of martial arts, do you think of mixed-martial arts—kicking, punching, and using force to win the match—and wonder how they could ever relate to improving our horsemanship? Well, they probably can’t. But some traditional martial arts, such...
I never should have stretched those extra few inches, reaching to hang my new floor-length curtain panel. Three days later, a sharp pain in my lower back and abdomen—unlike anything I had experienced before—ushered me straight to urgent care....
Being a trail rider is fun, with trails providing new views and experiences. Taking your horse out of the arena can also really help build a confident and trusting partnership between horse and rider. The romantic picture of cantering...
Trail riding in the summer

Hot Weather Riding

A lineup of horses and riders stands in the middle of the arena under a blazing summer sky. Everyone’s waiting for the results to be called; riders feel sweat dripping down their backs under their layers of show clothing....
Sometimes the runaround of a horse show doesn’t leave much time to think. You have to remember your patterns and class schedule, keep yourself and your horse clean, plus stay focused and positive. How are you supposed to remember...
Growing up, that first sunburn ushered in summer. It meant you were ready to spend all day, every day outside, building that tan with no concerns while riding horses, swimming, hiking, et cetera. That is, until that first odd mole...
By Debbie Rodriguez and Natalie DeFee Mendik Whether you’re tight with show nerves, sluggish from sitting in the office all day, or you just put in a 45-minute commute to the barn, a quick warmup prior to getting in the...
By Debbie Rodriguez and Natalie DeFee Mendik Riding is a sport that requires a certain level of fitness for success and safety. The more effort you put in to your fitness as a rider, the better your chances for a...
How horses can help improve mental health. When equestrians grow up and move on to adult life, they might find that it doesn’t necessarily include the horses they grew up loving. And that can be a harsh reality. For Barbara...
0FansLike
18,878FollowersFollow
16SubscribersSubscribe