The cause could be lack of core stability. When a rider is lacking a stable and strong core, her prime movers (muscles that generate a movement) have to take over in ways that they were not intended. The extra burden of filling in for the prime movers, creates stress that can lead to injury.
What is the best way to protect from this kind of injury?
Be sure to have your rider fitness trainer develop a program that includes 3-4 weeks of stabilization training before you worry about developing strength. What is stabilization training? Anything that challenges your balance or stability…so doing bicep curls while standing on one leg, bosu exercises or about anything on a stability ball. Don’t overlook this fundamental cornerstone of training….your body and your horse will thank you!
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