You train your horse like he’s an athlete…
But do you train yourself like you’re an athlete?
You’re an athlete too but, how much time do you spend on your own fitness, strength, balance, mobility and symmetry in comparison to your horse?
You should be spending an equal amount…
You are the other half of the partnership after all…
Imagine how much your overall performance could improve if you invested in your own training too 💪🏻
Horses are sensitive to our every move, so creating a fit, supple and strong body can make a huge diffence to your riding, and your horse.
If your unsure of where to start or how you can make a change, look into investing in either a personal trainer, biomechanics coach, pilates instructor…you may even find someone who does all three!
Biomechanics is a great place to start…it really focuses on getting you moving better and more symmetrically, thus allowing you to then strengthen and stabilise your body in a more biomechanically correct movement pattern.
There are plenty of good coaches around the country that specialise in horse rider fitness, and are either personal trainer or pilates/equipilates qualified.
If you struggle to find time to go to the gym, or you don’t like gyms then there is the option of Online Training, where workouts are designed for you to do at home.
It can often seem a little daunting, and expensive! But, I can assure you it’s worth it…and is likely to save you money in the long run!
If your moving better, stronger, fitter, and more balanced and symmetrical in the saddle, chances are your horse will be able to feel the difference too, and that means less physio visits 🙂
Even if it means knocking lessons on the head for a month or so, so that you can get to grips with your own training and routine.
So why not take a leap and spend a bit of time focusing on your own movement and fitness.
Be the athlete your horse needs you to be!
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