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posture


rider fitness

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 horse’s fitness program, but as …

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pilates

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

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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 the brain, muscles, nerves and …

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horse equine posture

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 you can’t be proactive and …

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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 the perfect conformation for their …

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muscle balance horse

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, balanced shoeing, and the list …

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back pain

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 flat on the floor, slightly …

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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 me!” Sandy complained as I …

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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 where horses were needed for …

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leather saddle

Occasional irreparable damage may be caused by a badly fitting saddle. We have discussed several aspects of a badly fitting saddle. These include incorrectly faced tree points, too narrow gullet …

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