RideWell, Live Well.

Accomplishing your goals means looking at the whole picture. At RideWell we combine total body and mind therapy and performance training to free any existing restrictions on your performance (injury/pain, movement dysfunction) and lift it up to the next level. In order to ride well we have to live well.

The Heels Down Conundrum

Originally posted on our sister companies site, http://www.katmahtraining.com From the day we start riding we were told to get our heels down as far as we can. Keeping the heels down and the toes up is a common thing to want to instil into a new rider, mainly for safety reasons. Us riders spend most of … Continue reading The Heels Down Conundrum

Connect Your Seat and Lower Leg with This Simple Move

Fallen arches? Bad knees? Plantar Fasciitis? Back Pain? Headaches? Leg slipping back? Stiff seat? Can't sit the trot? Crap lateral work? Did you know all those things can be linked back to your foot posture and your ability to balance/control your posture? As humans, we use balance and proprioception (body awareness) almost constantly in and … Continue reading Connect Your Seat and Lower Leg with This Simple Move

Finding Your Why

We’ve all had the experience of setting a goal and then getting side tracked, only to have to set the same goal again a period of time later- or never really commit to the brilliant idea we had. One of the most important things I stress with coaching clients is the power of finding the … Continue reading Finding Your Why

Is your leg working for you or against you?

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?

Pre-Ride Sequence for Mobile Hips and Stable Shoulders

There are a few things that are important for a warm-up. We riders don't necessarily need to go for your typical 5-10 min cardio warm-up, as often the routine tasks of grooming, tacking up, and other barn things get the blood flowing. Something that is great for us, though, is warming up the movement patterns … Continue reading Pre-Ride Sequence for Mobile Hips and Stable Shoulders

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