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Practices for posture – back exercises for riders

Back pain seems fairly common in riders, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Understanding the factors that contribute to back pain, and...

Why rider fitness and posture are so important

You carefully manage your horse’s fitness program – but does your own posture and fitness level match up with his? You pay attention to your...

Pilates for riders — postural awareness and support

Good posture is essential to good riding, and it prolongs the health of your back! Pilates can help you achieve and maintain correct posture...

Abnormal equine posture

Understanding abnormal equine posture and how rehabilitation intervention can help. Why should we care about posture in horses? Because posture affects the complex interactions of...

Change the Posture, Change the Horse

4 Easy Tips for Improving His Balance Depending on where you live, winter often means spending less time in the saddle. But it doesn’t mean...

Functional Conformation

We often think conformation is genetic, but did you know environmental factors can also play a role? Many people look for a horse that has...

Muscle Balance For Injury Prevention

Detecting and correcting muscle imbalances is integral to injury prevention. "Balance" is a hot topic in the equine world. We have balanced riding, balanced nutrition,...

Exercise Your Back

Does your back ache after riding? Here is a method that can help. 1. Sit a bit forward on a flat-bottomed chair. Have your feet...

The Feldenkrais Method

Improve your posture and performance in and out of the saddle with the Feldenkrais Method. “But it’s my horse who has the back problem, not...

Equine Positional Release (EPR)

Sustainability and self-correction for horse and rider -- Equine Positional Release (EPR) in action. I have had the good fortune to live in a culture...