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Knee Exercises to Improved Leg Position

Knee alignment is important under saddle, whether you experience knee pain or not. Correcting your lower leg position can prevent future problems.

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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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Exercises to Correct a Crooked Seat

Riders are often struggling to correct these secondary problems when the root causes of asymmetry are in the hips. Keep reading to find out more.

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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.