Horse Podcast Ep 57: The Starting Steps To Rider Fitness!

On today’s episode Heather speaks with Jill Hanson fitness trainer/instructor that explains the best way to start a fitness program. She shares some great inspiration  on being the Best Version of Yourself, and that we all learned how to walk before we could run!  Please continue to submit your topic ideas and questions for future shows.

Let’s get Phyiscal… Decide Your Tomorrow By Your Actions Today

Jill believes that in order to succeed you need to step outside your current comfort zone. She believe in training for a look never a number, building shapes and curves rather than simply getting skinny, learning sustainability rather than quick fixes, all while pushing yourself physically so that you can see what you are made of mentally.

Regardless of your fitness level we all deserve to train under circumstances in which we feel surrounded and supported with complete confidence in our abilities to meet our goals. It is the goal to continually offer guidance and direction throughout your journey however reminding you daily that no one else can save you but you. Do not let the worries of yesterday or the “what ifs” of tomorrow affect the work we put in today.

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Your Guest today:

Jill Hanson (Canada)

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  • Be the best version of yourself
  • We all learned to walk before we ran
  • Keep your body hydrated
  • Ask questions, try new things, keep moving!

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

Special Announcement

Could you confidently help your horse in an emergency?

Equi-Health Canada is the Canadian organization responsible for helping horse owners and horse lovers improve the health and safety of their horses. They conduct trainings in the areas of equine health and emergency first aid training, wilderness training, disaster planning and emergency preparedness, and safe trailering practices to individuals, clubs, and organizations.  All ages and experience levels welcome.

If you own a horse its not IF but WHEN you’ll be faced with an emergency.  Colic, choke, lacerations, tie ups, impalement, pain and swelling, eye injuries, hoof injury and disease… we cover it all, giving you the tools to be able to take that first responder role and help your horse, while you’re waiting to see the Vet.

At Equi-Health Canada, they offer hands-on, fun and supportive training in the following:

  • Kids Programs – First aid and farm safety
  • Livestock Handling and Safety for First Responders
  • Customized clinics for specialty groups

All training can be customized to meet your specific needs

Find a course near you or host one at your barn.

Also NOTE:  They have options for both online learning, live interactive with a certified instructor or in-person, hands on training with strict sanitization protocols and social distancing measures.  No matter what, they are here to help you keep your horse safe and healthy.

For more information contact Mandy Abraham at Equi Health Canada Safety Training


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