Alison Barr

Articles by Alison Barr - 12 results

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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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The Shoulders

Develop correct shoulder posture for better rein control.

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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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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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Improve Your Ankle Strength

Improve your ankle strength and control for better balance in the saddle with these exercises from registered physiotherapist Alison Barr.

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Increasing Arm Strength

A rider’s arms are an area that can benefit from targeted strengthening. Try these exercises – the Row and the W Raise – to build strength in your biceps.

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Increasing Core Strength for Riders

Core strength is particularly important for horseback riders. It keeps us centered over our horses during spooks, trips or other quick movements.

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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.

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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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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.