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Stretching for Horse & Rider

As long as your horse doesn't have any kind of illness or injury, chances are he can benefit from stretching. ...

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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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Truth and Consequences of Concussions

Brianna Kerr shares the story of how she became "grounded," unable to ride because of her struggles with post-concussion syndrome. ...

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Increasing Flexibility in Your Spine

Registered physiotherapist, Alison Barr shares a simple stretch to improve flexibility and prevent pain in your back....

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Beyond Concussions

The permanent consequences of repeated head injuries....

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Rider Physio: The Hips

Try this easy exercise to correct a crooked seat....

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Rider Exercises for Better Balance

Physiotherapist Jamie Camp provides exercises to improve pelvic range of motion to enable balance throughout gait changes and transitions....

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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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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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The Shoulders

Develop correct shoulder posture for better rein control....

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