Horse Podcast Ep 245: Exercise – Getting Riding Fit

What is your exercise level? Are you ready to hit the trails once the snow is all melted? Even though Horse riding is a full-body workout, you want to make sure that your muscles are ready for that full-body workout. Exercise or exercising your muscles will help you feel confident in the saddle and help with your strength, balance, and stamina. Core stability should be one of your top priorities when it comes to pre-riding exercises. In today’s EQA# 245 join Heather as she shares some great exercises that you can do from home using your own body weight and very little space.

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  • Pre Trip Physical Preparation
  • Training off the saddle
  • Core stability, strength and stamina
  • Body position impacts how the horse moves
  • Body awareness and improve coordination

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

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