Articles - rider-health

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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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Knee Exercises to Improved Leg Position

Improve your leg position with a targeted knee exercise....

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Rider Fitness: Shoulders & Back

Restorative exercise specialist Terry Ford provides exercises for the shoulders and back to improve your position in the saddle....

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Horses as Healers

Equine-assisted therapy is becoming more widely accepted as an effective complementary treatment for a host of mental health issues. So, what’s so magical about the horse? ...

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Limber Up for the Long Haul

Learn some helpful stretches to make your trail riding experiences pain-free....

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Dealing with Mature Rider Angst

Psychologist Shelley Goodwin provides expert advice for reducing riding anxiety....

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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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Rider Fitness Tip: The Aching Back

Physiotherapist Jamie Camp explains the causes of the dreaded back pain caused by sciatica....

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Increasing Core Strength for Riders

A simple, yet effective exercise for increasing core strength....

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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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