Tag: riding fitness

  • Develop Riding Focus with the How Come Trick

    Develop Riding Focus with the How Come Trick

    I don’t know about you, but we can always use a trick or two to get our horse lives (and the rest of our lives) in order. That means get our wheels on straight and our head in the game (and the dishes done, maybe, too, to boot). Lucky for us, we have equestrian sport […]

  • How to Improve Your Riding Performance in Just 30 Minutes, 3 Times a Week, for 9 Weeks!

    Are you out of breath after a long trot session? Are your muscles sore the day after a lesson? Are there some days you’re just too tired to clean the barn, never mind get on your horse? Certified fitness trainer and riding coach Heather Sansom (founder of Equifitt.com) has developed a new fitness training program […]

  • Is There Such a Thing as the “Perfect Riding Body”?

    I remember the first time I read the description of the ideal body for riding horses—it said something about long legs and a short waist, and may have specified “slender”—and how I immediately analyzed my own physical attributes to determine whether or not I qualified as perfectly formed for my chosen pursuit. I failed in […]

  • “Centered Riding is as valuable today as it was 30 years ago”

    “It’s awesome to recognize it has been 30 years since Trafalgar Square Books (www.horseandriderbooks.com) published CENTERED RIDING,” says Dr. Beth Glosten, dressage rider, certified Pilates instructor, and author of THE RIDING DOCTOR. Dr. Glosten discovered Sally Swift’s groundbreaking work when she first tried to get back into riding following medical school and the early stages […]

  • “Toning” Your Calves for Better Leg Aids

    A few of us might picture a buff blonde in a bathing suit when we see the words “toned calves”…but don’t worry, this particular post is about riding better—not about muscle development! You can “give greater strength or firmness” to any muscle, momentarily, to change the way it feels, works, and impacts your movement (or lack of […]

  • An Easy Riding Mini-Workout to Do at Your Desk!

    In RIDER FITNESS: BODY & BRAIN, kinetics-and-riding specialist Eckart Meyners, provides 180 anytime, anywhere exercises that have been systematically and successfully put into practice by riders at many levels of ability and experience. The cool thing about incorporating Meyners’ “mini-workouts” in your fitness plan is that they not only train and sculpt your body, they […]

  • Exciting Ways to Gain Riding Awareness in the New Year

    In honor of the beginning of the New Year and the familiar quest for fitness and better body awareness that has a habit of starting now (and lasting at least a couple months), tonight TSB Managing Director Martha Cook shares her 2012 breakthrough lesson with James Shaw, creator of Tai Chi for the Equestrian and […]