Tag: Exercise

Exercise of the Day #2 – The Snowman Exercise

By Eliza Sydnor Today’s exercise is something I call “The Snowman.” Starting in trot on a 20m circle to the left at E & B,...

Exercise of the Day #1 – Shoulder-In Exercise

By Eliza Sydnor This is one of my favorite exercises from Walter Zettl. In German, it’s called shoulder-in “entwickeln.” This translates to developing, but it...

Fit to Ride – Balance & Your Core

By Julie Luther Webster’s Dictionary defines balance as- an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.  Often when riding, we...

Fit to Ride – Abdominal Bracing

By Julie Luther In our core training series, we will now look at learning to control your core through abdominal bracing.  Bracing is used in all kinds of...

Fit to Ride: Core Strength

This month, we begin our journey to a stronger core.  The core muscles consist of the back and chest muscles along with all the abdominal muscles...

Fit to Ride – Addressing Rider Stiffness

By Julie Luther Ever wake up with a stiff neck, tight hips, or low back pain?  Unfortunately, many equestrians believe this is an expected result...

Are You Fit to Ride?

By Julie Luther Have you ever wished you could ride longer with more confidence?  Do you ever experience aches and pains during or after your ride?  Chances are...

Baby, Get Back in the Saddle

Postpartum fitness tips for dressage-riding moms By Amber Heintzberger There are two days that a dressage-riding expectant mother eagerly awaits: the day she greets her new...

Loosen Up!

Hip flexibility is key to achieving a correct, effective seat Reprinted from the November 2015 Issue of USDF Connection By Jennifer M. Miller There is...
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The First US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®

Take a look through the first ever US Dressage Finals program!

USDF Recognizes Accomplishments for Riders of All Ages

USDF recognizes achievement for riders age 50 & over through the Adequan®/USDF Vintage Cup program, & riders age 60 & over through the Master's Challenge Award!