Rider Fitness

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It’s In There, Dorothy

“Be open to change, to acceptance, to whatever it takes to learn what is real, authentic, true and right —and let go of all that's not.” —Riding Through Thick and Thin

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Measure with the right stick (or tape).

"It may be okay to weigh more. We DO more. Charts are just guidelines for the undereducated. Look at the real measurements."—Riding Through Thick & Thin

How Physical Fitness Impacts Riding and Confidence

Sports psychologist Jenny Susser explains this mental aspect of dressage

Rider Exercises to Increase Shoulder Stability and Create Soft Hands

Fitness expert Rebecca Ashton gives exercises to help you achieve a soft, independent hand while still remaining in control of your upper body.

Exercises to Improve Rider Torso Strength

Tips from dressage rider and fitness expert, Rebecca Ashton.

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The Benefits of Yoga for Dressage Riders

5 Reasons why you should hit the mat between horseback riding lessons

Engage Your Core to Ride Better

Fitness Columnist Rebecca Ashton gives you exercises to strengthen and engage your core.

Improve Your Ability to Sit the Trot

Three exercises to help loosen your hips.

Rider Fitness: Lengthen and Loosen Your Muscles

Rebecca Ashton tells you how to get the most of out stretching.

Rider Fitness: Workout with Gliders

Try this new way of improving balance and strengthening your core muscles.

Equestrian Athletes Need More Than Nice Dressage Attire

Nice dressage attire is only the beginning for a top-level equestrian athlete. Riders and their equine partners alike, should use supplements like those from HorseTech to stay in top-form.

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Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Fixing Riding Posture - Riders with Rounded Shoulders

Exercises to improve your riding posture and keep your shoulders back in the saddle during dressage training.

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Top 10 Exercises to Become a Better Equestrian

They say it takes seven falls to make a rider. But there's a lot more to it than that. Check out this humorous list of 10 simple exercises that will help you become a better equestrian.

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Building Rider Fitness and Stamina

Being fit to ride will help prevent fatigue and injury.

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Fit to Ride

Being fit to ride will help prevent fatigue and injury.

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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. From Horse & Rider magazine.