We so often work on our horse’s conditioning and mobility, yet neglect our own. I’ve seen all sorts of equine issues disappear in minutes once we get the rider riding more functionally! Riding is a sport where the common denominator for the human member of the team is pain and dysfunction, two things that are … Continue reading Top 3 Rider Lower Leg Issues
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
Want to know my biggest pet peeve as a clinician and a strength and conditioning specialist? Doing calf raises to help a rider's lower leg get "stronger". It may be one of the most common things to see in rider's, that pesky lower leg that just won't stay where we want it to. Trouble keeping … Continue reading Is your leg working for you or against you?
Agility- Defined as the ability to control direct of the body, or body segment during rapid movement, agility is a commonly used training method in many sports. Agility has also become common in the equestrian world as a way to work with horses, training obedience and giving riders a fun way to work with their … Continue reading The Agile Rider: Mind and Body