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A Stronger Core for an Effective Seat

Creating a supple, balanced and athletic horse for any discipline requires the rider to have an effective seat through a strong core....

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Insult to Injury

The effect of rider pain on dressage performance...

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The Show Must Go On

In a sport where reward does not come without risk, professionals accept that injuries are par for the course....

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Pelvic Floor Exercises for an Effective Seat

Physiotherapist Jamie Camp shares pelvic floor exercises to help riders develop a better position in the saddle....

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Improving Stability

Learn how to improve your balance with core strengthening exercises....

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Rider Fitness: Shoulders & Back

Restorative exercise specialist Terry Ford provides exercises for the shoulders and back to improve your position in the saddle....

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The Hard Facts About Concussions

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury in which the brain is jarred or shaken inside the skull. Most commonly, a concussion is caused by a blow to the head, but can also occur when the body takes a heavy impact. That means you could get a c...

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Winning Ways: The Mental Habits of Highly-Effective Riders

Riders at the very top of their game demonstrate time and again that, in addition to excellent riding ability, they also have superior psychological skills to cope in the most difficult situations,' says sports psychologist and researcher Dr. Inga Wo...

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Tips for a Winning MInd – 5 Ways to improve your Mental Performance

The physical aspects of riding are only a portion of riding successfully; our mental programming is often neglected or ignored. A positive mind is one of the key ingredients to a successful show season. ...

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The Rider’s Fitness Routine

Certified personal trainer, Terry Ford, provides a simple routine of five exercises designed to improve rider fitness....

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