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Rider Fitness

Rider wellbeing is crucial in order to continue participating in riding and equestrian sports. That includes rider fitness, mental wellbeing, and overall health. Horse Illustrated topics include yoga, meditation, losing weight, exercises to do on and off the horse, improving core strength, riding into middle and old age, breathing exercises, battling back pain, not getting overheated in hot weather riding, how to eat better, and more. Learn tips and tricks for rider fitness and to get healthier and stay that way so that you can ride well into your golden years. Your horse will like having a healthy owner to depend on for his care, and a fit rider is a better rider.

Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals as an Equestrian

Over a decade ago I was 50 pounds overweight. I was uncomfortable in all of my clothes, much less a…

2 months ago

6 Tips for Equestrians to Stress Less

Stress. It’s a word that seems synonymous with today’s culture. It’s almost like if you’re not stressed, you’re not breathing.…

4 months ago

Fit Rider: Regain Your Confidence for Horseback Riding

Let’s face it: we’ve all experienced something in our equestrian lives that has made us nervous, whether it’s entering the…

8 months ago

U.S. Equestrian Offers New Health Insurance Benefits to Members

In an effort to make member health benefits a top priority, United States Equestrian recently introduced health insurance benefits for…

12 months ago

My Saddle is Crippling Me: The Effects of a Poor-Fitting Saddle on the Rider’s Body

I pride myself on giving my pony the best of everything: a relaxed barn with ample turnout, regular bodywork, and…

1 year ago

Fit Rider: Three Horses, One Rider

So many horses, so little time. Keeping multiple horses fit and trained can be a big challenge when you also…

1 year ago

Meditation for Equestrians

You know those days when everything goes wrong? You miss the lead change during a big competition. Your horse spooks…

2 years ago

Fit Rider: The Trainer Relationship

Whether we are getting back into riding after years away or preparing for a national competition, the connection we have…

2 years ago

Fit Rider: Mind, Body, Horse

Yoga has worked its way into the fabric of modern culture, and with good reason: Studies suggest regular yoga practice…

2 years ago

Fit Rider: Yoga Poses for Core Strength

As an equestrian, it is important to be fit in and out of the saddle. Read on to learn more…

2 years ago