Friday, March 24, 2023

Tag: Rider Fitness

Pilates is for Both Horse and Rider

With the show season winding down, riders and trainers are beginning to think about their training during the off-season. Those non-competition weeks and months are the perfect time to include goals for fitness of both horse and rider and Pilates is the answer to both needs.

From the YourDressage Archives – Dancing into Dressage

It’s Throwback Thursday!  Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the March 2017 issue of the flipbook version of...

Sue Martin Dressage: The Use of Independent Aids

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...

Top 20 From 2020 – Trending Articles and Videos from YourDressage

From inspiring stories of underdog horse-and-rider duos finding success in the dressage arena, to informative horse health features, articles highlighting unique and interesting breeds,...

Betsy Steiner’s Core Fitness Tool

The international dressage competitor, clinician, and author explains why Pilates is her go-to for rider fitness, strength, and flexibility By Betsy Steiner with Jennifer O....

9 Fitness & Motivational Tips during Covid-19

By Julie Luther Here we are in the middle of quarantine, none of us able to gather in groups, take a lesson, or compete, and...

The Weight Aids

The part of your anatomy that contacts the saddle plays a major role in influencing your horse. Here’s how it works. In dressage, your seat—defined...

Fit to Ride – Let’s Open Your Hips

Originally published in the February 2020 NCDCTA GMO Newsletter. In 2019, we spent a lot of time on core exercises.  This year, let’s focus on...

The Stay at Home Guide for Dressage Lovers

By Chelsey Burris The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically changed our world in the last couple of months.  More and more folks are working remotely,...

Hospitals, Hips, and Horses

By Heidi Chote 2019 was markedly different from the last 31 years here at First Chance Farm in Wilton, CA. This winter was predicted to...
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