Where there are #EventerProblems there are #EventerSolutions, as we horsefolks tend to be a pretty crafty, resourceful and frugal (read: broke) bunch. In this spinoff series we spotlight some of your most inventive problem-solving masterpieces. Be sure to tag your photos with the hashtag #EventerSolutions on social for inclusion in future editions!
If you really want to be the weirdo at the gym who’s practicing canter transitions on a balance ball, by all means go ahead and knock yourself out. We’re not going to judge you!
Fly that freak flag as high as it will go. You do you.
Really excited, 10 more days until our first very intimate rider conditioning workshop – only 8 max in the group. Introduction to rider fitness, assessing, exercises to improve your weaknesses, healthy lunch and refreshments provided, goodie bag and DVD for just £50. Tuesday 14th June 10-2pm, in Barrington, South Cambs. Full details here – http://www.theactiverider.com/Membership/Clinics/index.php #equestrian #riderfitness #fittoride #equestrianfitness #equestrianism
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Alternately, you could save
face money on a gym membership by working out in the comfort of your own barn gym. Here are a few creative #EventerSolutions exercises you guys came up with:
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Well I am having way too much fun with my new fence prop, so here is catch up for day 12 of #Made2Move Lots of core and plank work presented by @elvisgarciayoga! _____________________________________________Hosts: @mackenzieyoga @deandreyoga @kdhoferyoga @bryangwinyoga @the_altman @elvisgarciayoga Sponsors: @mandukayoga @prana @dharmayogawheel ____________________________________________ #shannonmayyoga #yoga #practicedaily #inspiredyogis #trustthepractice #yoga #movementisagift #movementismedicine #healthyliving #yogaeverydamnday #gratitude #feedthesoul #studentoflife #outdooryogis #ismilebecauseiplay #practicenotperfection #letgoandflow #practiceyogachangeyourworld #getmoving
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Want to improve your posting trot, two-point, and lower body mechanics, efficiency, and strength? Having good hip hinging and squat form is a must! Walls can be very useful for enforcing the hips to go back, without letting the knees cross the toes or the torso fall forwards. Adding the hands behind the head help keep an active upper back. Make sure your knees don’t collapse inwards, and the weight travels through your heels! Form is more important then depth! Use this as a warm-up pre ride, or as part of your barn workout! #equestrian #equestrianfitness #equitation #biomechanics #rider #hunterjumper #dressage #fitness #strengthandconditioning #squat
The WRONG way to do forward wall slides: arching the back and moving the torso to get the arms up. This does nothing for your postural stability! The RIGHT way to do forward wall slides- activating your core in a neutral spine position. Keeping your shoulders active (you should feel the area between them working). And SLOWLY sliding your forearms up the wall, stopping before you lose your neutral spine, and the slowly back down. An EXCELLENT tool to warm up your posture and upper body pre-ride. #equestrian #hunterjumper #dressage #fitness #strengthandconditioning #posture #equinehour #equitation #equestrianfitness #kinesiologist #movementeducation
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