Article Analysis (and Rant) #1

In University I had a prof that would make us take magazine articles on fitness and dissect them, calling out any blatant errors or marketing grabs that were incorrect based on appropriate exercise science and biomechanics... So.. prepare yourself... This article from FEI.org came across my newsfeed the other day, and I hesitated on clicking … Continue reading Article Analysis (and Rant) #1

The Psychosomatics of Alignment

Alignment is one of the core things I work with my clients on. Whether it’s in the saddle with their horse, or on the ground in various contexts- stacking our joints efficiently is a big part in effectively moving, performing and living a healthy life. One thing we often forget about when it comes to … Continue reading The Psychosomatics of Alignment

Are you working too hard?

Equestrians have a culture of pushing through pain. Though, what many fail to realize- pain is generally not a beneficial thing to push through in terms of longevity in our health and performance. If we are in pain and negatively stressed- we’re more likely to experience burnout, injuries, illnesses, and lower adherence to exercise programs. … Continue reading Are you working too hard?

No Stirrups November- Some Thoughts from a Fitness Professional

Don’t get me wrong… I’m 100% for feeling the burn and making those riding muscles work without the aid of those things we put our feet in. I just have a few things I need to get out about the entire month dedicated to riding without stirrups. As any rider who came up through a lesson … Continue reading No Stirrups November- Some Thoughts from a Fitness Professional

Holding Patterns and Your Performance

The theme lately has been INTENTION. Figuring out what you want, using visualization and kinesthetic awareness to get it communicated to your horse. Something we don't often hear about is habitual movement patterns, or holding patterns. We humans store A LOT in our physical tissues. Issues and tissues go together long before Kleenex made that … Continue reading Holding Patterns and Your Performance