Tag Archives: Strength

Above All Else, Be Flexible

Flexibility may not be the first focus that comes to mind when discussing rider fitness. Unless we have very short legs and a very broad horse, flexibility training may seem to be an unnecessary part of a typical Rider Fitness program. Quite the opposite. Particularly as we get a little long in the tooth, flexibility […]

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Strong Body, Soft Aids

Is it surprising to find strength training as a foundation focus in a sport that requires finesse and softness? On the surface, strength seems to have no place in rider fitness, horse riding or horse training. With the increased popularity of ‘starting’ a colt rather than ‘breaking’ a horse, training that emphasizes a relationship with […]

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The Five Foundation Focuses of Rider Fitness

Core. Balance.
Strength. Flexibility. Cardio.
COMPLETE RIDER FITNESS!

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Rider Fitness Tip: Incline Push-Up

Some fitness professionals consider the push-up the ‘perfect exercise’ and it is easy to see why. The push-up requires no equipment other than you and works many parts of your body all at once.  Not only does the push-up work your chest, but it also works your triceps and  your core (huge bonus for riders). […]

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The Core: Stabilize THEN Strengthen

Core Training has become a very popular “buzz phrase” in fitness environments are rightfully so! Core Training can help with lower back pain, improve sports performance and give you that coveted 6 pack abs. If your sport’s focus includes rider fitness, you won’t have to leave the barn aisle in order to hear both trainers […]

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Sit Up Tall in the Saddle?

  Growing up, I constantly struggled with my posture while riding. Looking back, it seems my time in the saddle was spent either with a back too rounded or one arched in a way that caused my lower back to ache long after my riding time for the day was complete. Since I also knew many […]

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