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Rider Fitness Tip for Mature Riders

Here are rider fitness tips to improve flexibility, mobility and strength for the over-40 rider.

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Physical Fitness to Balance the Rider?s Body

Maintaining a physical fitness program will help busy riders make the most out of their time in the saddle by increasing balance, coordination and core strength.

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Three Stretches to Prevent Horseback Riding Injuries

Long, limber muscles help prevent horseback riding injuries. Here are three pre-ride stretches from certified personal trainer Katie Mital.

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Fitness Secrets of the Stars

Here's what some top equestrians say about why they work out--and why they think you should, as well.

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Exercise in the Saddle

If you're short on time or have no instructor, why not stretch while mounted? AQHA Instructor Suzanne Sheppard tells you how

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Counting Calories at the Barn

Use this chart from Practical Horseman to calculate how many calories you're burning while working at the barn.

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Are You in Shape to Show?

Sometimes horse owners become so wrapped up in the care, comfort and performance of their horses they forget they're half of the competitive team. Here are ways competitors can consider their own personal care during competitions. From the AQHA's America's Horse Journal.

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Horses Help Reader Lose Weight

A passion to ride helped an overweight Horse & Rider reader get fit and transform her life. Learn how you can do it, too.

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Staying Fit as Your Body Changes

Sometimes as riders, it seems that we find ourselves reaching the understanding we've been seeking for years, only to find our body isn't keeping up. The rules have changed. You may have prepared to ride using your body a certain way, but an injury, aging or other circumstance change the rules on you.

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Fast Track to Fitness

There's a wealth of information and assistance available to jump-start your fitness program: Here's a good way to start.

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