Horse Podcast Ep 211: Self Care – Equestrians Taking Care

Self-care is defined as the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. Sometimes equestrians forget about themselves and worry about their horse, lol. That being said today’s podcast is all about how we as adventuresses can learn more about self-care.

Heather shares some ideas on how you can embrace self-care, through exercise, trying a new discipline, planning an adventure on horseback, and doing a thorough inspection of your gear. Stay tuned to another great episode.

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Self Care Equestrian Style

Self care is something we adventuresses at times take for granted. We tend to our horses every need a lot of the time at our own expense. Now that we are into winter this is the time to take a step back and look at doing some nice things for themselves.

Self Care Ideas

A few areas that fall into the self care category might include starting an exercise regime. Core strength is vital to all equestrians, trying a yoga class or pilates is a great way to work on core and flexibility. Ensuring you have a good skin care regime or starting one is a great idea to promote self care and protect your skin.

Self care Ideas 2.0

Selfcare could be as simple as inspecting your tack and giving it a good cleaning. If you notice anything that needs repair the winter is a great time to have it at the repair shop. Why not try a new discipline, perhaps you could contact a local club and see if they offer lesson horses to try roping, jumping, mounted shooting the list is long. All types of activities are good for the soul. Taking care of yourself is so very important, because us adventuresses have many adventures ahead of us.

Host today:

Heather (Canada)

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  • Skin care regime
  • Inspect and clean your tack
  • Try a new discipline
  • Taking care of # 1

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

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Krystal Kelly is a California girl on a Quest to see every country. She is a professional equestrian adventuress and has worked internationally with horses since 2010. Since then she has worked at professional competition and riding stables in Egypt, Italy, Romania, India and Bhutan! "I love travelling and I love horses and I am very blessed to be able to do both of my passions for a living!" She now has her own company, Krys Kolumbus Travel where she strives to empower women to travel and provides resources, tips and online courses to encourage women to travel SOLO to unique destinations. www.kryskolumbustravel.com www.krystal-kelly.com

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