Rider Fitness

Overball Rotation Exercises for Riders

These exercises from Rebecca Ashton work on your rotation to help with turns, corners and lateral work on your horse.

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Rider Fitness: Use of the Plank

DT's Fitness Columnist Rebecca Ashton takes you through plank progressions and explains why they're great for riding.

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Day 30: Exercise to Reduce Pain

One of the best results gained from improving your fitness is reduced back and hip pain. As the muscles surrounding your spine and hips get stronger, they support the joints more effectively.?A

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Day 21: Maintain Your Posture

We hear a lot of discussion about improving the topline of a horse. Riders can train for better posture by strengthening the muscles in the chain in their ?backline.'? Regardless of the discipline,

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Day 9: Pelvic Rocking for Core Awareness

Use these exercises to bring focus to your core and center of balance before your weight training, aerobic work or ride. For both movements, sit on an exercise ball or chair in upright posture, feet

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Day 1: Move it, move it!

Over the next 31 days Dressage Today and SmartPak will offer you tips from experts in exercise, nutrition and mental health to help you and your horse stay fit through one of the toughest months of

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