Tag: core strength

How Engaged is Your Horse’s Core?

How Engaged is Your Horse’s Core?

So how do you know if your horse is really engaged? If he is using his body to the best of his abilities at that moment in time. For many riders, we know that it is important, however, we struggle to make it happen consistently. Being able to successfully and correctly engage your horse’s core is essential for ‘good’ work…

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Weight Aids & Seat Bones for Turning & Bending

Weight Aids & Seat Bones for Turning & Bending

The bend is approaching and you begin preparing both you and your horse to ride straight and accurately through the turn. However, as you ‘shift’ your seat bones into ‘position’ your horse begins, well, almost side stepping… The further you get through the turn, the further your horse is from the path you had planned; in fact, he has derailed…

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Using Your Core Muscles To Correctly Follow Your Horse

Using Your Core Muscles To Correctly Follow Your Horse

Horse riding is really one long conversation between horse and rider.  One of the ways that we look to improve our riding is by being in constant harmony with our horses. The ability to ‘follow your horse’ and be a balanced, conscientious rider comes from our ability to balance and control our own bodies… Core strength. The Ability to Carry…

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