Monday, November 29, 2021

Tag: Fitness

Sue Martin Dressage: The Use of Independent Aids

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By Sally O’Dwyer Dressage trainer Sue Martin has been training riders for many years to help them develop an independent seat. Sue says that the...

Fit to Ride – Balance & Your Core

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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

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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

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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...

Building Fitness in the Young Horse

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https://youtu.be/L3GmInDbF7I Scott Hassler shares his tips for conditioning young horses outside of the arena. Filmed at the 2011 Adequan®/USDF National Symposium, you can see more of...

Fit to Ride – Addressing Rider Stiffness

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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?

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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

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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!

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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...

Physical Fitness for Dressage Horses

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Best strategies for increasing performance and avoiding injuries Reprinted from the July/August 2016 issue of USDF Connection By Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, Diplomate ACVSMR, MRCVS...
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