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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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The Rider’s Fitness Routine

Certified personal trainer, Terry Ford, provides a simple routine of five exercises designed to improve rider fitness....

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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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The Shoulders

Develop correct shoulder posture for better rein control....

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Endurance Training

Competitive riders need cardio exercises to strengthen the heart, lungs and train the cardiovascular system to deliver oxygen quickly and efficiently....

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JOGA for Quiet, Effective Legs

For quiet but effective legs while riding, try these JOGA exercises – yoga tailored specifically to athletes to improve agility, strength, and mobility....

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Rider Fitness: Cardio & Core

Tips to improve fitness and core suppleness with natural movement out of the saddle....

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Rider Fitness: Hips and Knees

Restorative exercise specialist Terry Ford provides exercises for the hips and knees designed to improve your position in the saddle....

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How to Cope with the Loss of a Horse

Dr. Shelley Goodwin explains that grief is an individual process, and offers suggestions for coping with the loss of a horse....

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Get Your Heels Down – 3 Best Exercises

Perfect your position with these targeted exercises....

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