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Rider Fitness

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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

Meditation for Equestrians

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

3 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 years ago

Fit Rider: Riding Through Life

What’s the magic formula to keep you in the saddle for your entire life? Learn how to keep riding throughout…

3 years ago

Fit Rider: Take Time to Breathe

When you think of martial arts, do you think of mixed-martial arts—kicking, punching, and using force to win the match—and…

4 years ago

Fit Rider: Battling Back Pain

Back pain among horseback riders is not uncommon. Read on to learn more about how to control back pain in…

4 years ago