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Rider Fitness

Warm Up Right for Horseback Riding with an Exercise Ball Exercises

Horses are so sensitive they can feel a fly landing anywhere on their body and twitch the skin underneath. Knowing…

2 years ago


Yoga for Riders

Improved balance and focus, better reaction time, increased range of motion, added strength, greater flexibility, fewer injuries, and a boosted…

2 years ago

Fit Rider: Mind, Body, Horse

Yoga With Your Horse Yoga has worked its way into the fabric of modern culture, and with good reason: Studies…

3 years ago

Say Yes to Yoga for Young Equestrians

Practicing yoga for young equestrians can increase your flexibility and strength and help you develop better balance in the saddle.…

3 years ago

Spin for Horse Rider Fitness

"Float down to the saddles with grace,” the smiling instructor encouraged our riding group as I transitioned from two-point back…

3 years ago

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…

3 years 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 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 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…

4 years ago