Articles - rider health

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Easing Lower Back Pain

Trauma to any part of your body affects how your muscles function to support you against gravity and can often result in back pain.

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The Shoulders

Develop correct shoulder posture for better rein control.

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Get Your Heels Down – 3 Best Exercises

One of the most common equitation pitfalls is struggling to keep one’s heels down and grounded. This ability is integral to more than just a pretty picture.

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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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Size Matters

There is a longstanding unofficial rule of thumb that a horse should bear no more than 20 per cent of its body weight, including rider and equipment.

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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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Rider Exercises for Better Balance

Physiotherapist Jamie Camp provides exercises to improve pelvic range of motion to enable balance throughout gait changes and transitions.

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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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Rider Fitness: Cardio & Core

Studies show the more fun you make exercise, the better choices you make relative to nutrition and the better results you will feel and experience overall.

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Improving Stability

Learn how to improve your balance with core strengthening exercises.