Monday, November 29, 2021

Tag: Rider 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...

Top 20 From 2020 – Trending Articles and Videos from YourDressage

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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...
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