Articles - rider health

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Exercises to Help Horseback Riders Sit Taller in the Saddle

Many riders find it challenging to sit tall in the saddle, which is related to our modern lifestyle, where so many activities encourage us to bend forward.

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How Horseback Riders Can Improve Hand and Elbow Alignment

Find out what causes hand and elbow alignment problems for horseback riders and how to fix them, in order to avoid communication errors with your horse.

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How to Cope When Your Horse Can No Longer do His Job

Many riders are faced with having to retire, re-home or re-purpose their horses at some point. Get help making and living with the decision.

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Help for Horseback Riders Who Sit Crooked in the Saddle

Do you struggle to maintain your seat, and find yourself crooked in the saddle? Learn how to identify and correct asymmetry in your body to fix it.

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Stretch & Destress With Yoga Poses for Equestrians

Many horseback riders are looking for ways to stretch, strengthen and destress. Try these yoga poses for equestrians, which target riders’ problem areas.

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Leg Exercises for Riders to Gain Stability in the Saddle

Lower leg stability is important for protecting both the rider and the horse. Try these exercises to fix wobbly legs and feel more secure in the saddle.

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Rider Exercises for Increasing Leg Strength

Try these exercises to increase your leg strength and correct the dreaded “chair seat” posture, a common issue for many horseback riders.

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Helmet Head

Head injuries are a real risk for horseback riders. Here, we discuss what’s being done to educate people and improve protective head gear.

By: Kim Izzo
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Maintaining Fitness in the Off-Season

Stay fit and flexible with these winter workouts for horseback riders, so that you’re ready to get back in action in the show ring next season.

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Ainsley Vince is Hanging Tough

After suffering multiple horse-related concussions, professional equestrian Ainsey Vince speaks on injury, recovery and what her life is like now.