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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...
Yeehaw by Edward Dalmulder via flickr/CC BY 2.0   To stay on top of their game, athletes adhere to a strict training schedule. However, equestrians are often hampered by weather. Not every rider can take advantage of a covered arena to...
  For those of us in the colder climates, winter can be a bummer. We find ourselves spending more time indoors. Because we’re not riding as much, we struggle to find ways to spend time with our horses during the...
Every day you see professional athletes sporting the latest in support wear, from knee braces to compression sleeves, or taped up with brightly colored strips. As amateur athletes and weekend warriors, we experience our own set of injuries and...
Sometimes we feel that if we put all of our focus into one thing, we’ll excel at that chosen discipline or sport. But when you’re talking about young athletes and sports, studies have shown that taking a multi-sport approach...
As equestrians, we put up with a lot of pain. But what about the type of pain that "hurts so good”? That’s how I would describe foam rolling. Most athletes have a love-hate relationship with it, but the love...

Kick Start Your Barn Energy

Being an adult is exhausting. From early wake-up calls (via an alarm clock or kids) and long days at the office to family commitments, it’s hard to get everything done. You’re constantly wishing for more hours in the day, but...

Energy Recipes for Riders

Here are some ideas you can put together once a week for snacks, plus meals to bring to work, the gym or the barn to increase your energy from the inside. For more tips on increasing your barn energy,...

Fit Rider: Ride Frost-Free

While days outside at the barn during the winter might seem impossible, they can actually be the most fun and rewarding because you know you’ve put in the effort while others may have just given up. Here are some tips to...
Throughout the year, we’ve been focusing on your physical fitness and strength, but there’s a very important aspect to riding horses that we can’t ignore: the mental side of it. Like your legs and your core, you need to...
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