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Increasing Flexibility in Your Spine

Registered physiotherapist, Alison Barr shares a simple stretch to improve flexibility and prevent pain in your back....

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Tips for a Winning MInd – 5 Ways to improve your Mental Performance

The physical aspects of riding are only a portion of riding successfully; our mental programming is often neglected or ignored. A positive mind is one of the key ingredients to a successful show season. ...

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The Show Must Go On

In a sport where reward does not come without risk, professionals accept that injuries are par for the course....

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The Mind’s Eye

Visualization exercises for more effective riding...

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Pelvic Floor Exercises for an Effective Seat

Physiotherapist Jamie Camp shares pelvic floor exercises to help riders develop a better position in the saddle....

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A Stronger Core for an Effective Seat

Creating a supple, balanced and athletic horse for any discipline requires the rider to have an effective seat through a strong core....

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Size Matters

Find out which factors influence whether a horse is comfortable carrying the weight of his/her rider....

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Stretching for Horse & Rider

As long as your horse doesn't have any kind of illness or injury, chances are he can benefit from stretching. ...

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Truth and Consequences of Concussions

Brianna Kerr shares the story of how she became "grounded," unable to ride because of her struggles with post-concussion syndrome. ...

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The Hard Facts About Concussions

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury in which the brain is jarred or shaken inside the skull. Most commonly, a concussion is caused by a blow to the head, but can also occur when the body takes a heavy impact. That means you could get a c...

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