Articles - rider health

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How to Cope When Your Horse Can No Longer do His Job

Many riders are faced with having to retire, re-home or re-purpose their horses at some point. Get help making and living with the decision.

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Help for Horseback Riders Who Sit Crooked in the Saddle

Do you struggle to maintain your seat, and find yourself crooked in the saddle? Learn how to identify and correct asymmetry in your body to fix it.

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Stretch & Destress With Yoga Poses for Equestrians

Many horseback riders are looking for ways to stretch, strengthen and destress. Try these yoga poses for equestrians, which target riders’ problem areas.

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Leg Exercises for Riders to Gain Stability in the Saddle

Lower leg stability is important for protecting both the rider and the horse. Try these exercises to fix wobbly legs and feel more secure in the saddle.

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Rider Exercises for Increasing Leg Strength

Try these exercises to increase your leg strength and correct the dreaded “chair seat” posture, a common issue for many horseback riders.

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Helmet Head

Head injuries are a real risk for horseback riders. Here, we discuss what’s being done to educate people and improve protective head gear.

By: Kim Izzo
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Maintaining Fitness in the Off-Season

Stay fit and flexible with these winter workouts for horseback riders, so that you’re ready to get back in action in the show ring next season.

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Ainsley Vince is Hanging Tough

After suffering multiple horse-related concussions, professional equestrian Ainsey Vince speaks on injury, recovery and what her life is like now.

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Increasing Leg Strength

Leg strength is important for riders because it is the foundation of a stable leg and seat. Try this simple exercise to boost leg power.

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Increasing Cardio Fitness for Riders

Cardiovascular fitness is important for horseback riders of all ages and skill levels. Try these exercises to get you moving and improve your cardio.