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Pelvic Floor Exercises for an Effective Seat

In this article physiotherapist Jamie Camp shares pelvic floor exercises to help riders develop a better position in the saddle.

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Rider Fitness: Shoulders & Back

Pain in the back, shoulders and neck can have a negative effect on posture and, therefore, riding. It is, most often, our own bad habits that are the cause.

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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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Horses as Healers

When Don Wood returned home to Clearwater, Nova Scotia from a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007, he was haunted by memories of what he’d witnessed.

By: Liz Brown
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The Mind’s Eye

Visualization exercises for more effective riding

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Winning Ways: The Mental Habits of Highly-Effective Riders

Riders at the very top of their game demonstrate time and again that, in addition to excellent riding ability, they also have superior psychological skills to cope in the most difficult situations,' says sports psychologist and researcher Dr. Inga Wolframm.

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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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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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Dealing with Mature Rider Angst

Psychologist Shelley Goodwin provides expert advice for reducing riding anxiety.

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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 concussion when you fall off your horse, even if your head doesn't hit the ground.