Equestrians are well known for pampering their horses far better than themselves. Case in point: your horse probably gets regular chiropractic adjustments while you’ve learned to compensate for your own crookedness. The good news is, you don’t have to spend a ton of money with chiro appointments and gym memberships to feel better physically.
Just like you do for your horse, work in ample warm-up time of your own before swinging into the saddle. A little bit of stretching can go a long way to improve your flexibility in the saddle and reduce tension. In the FEI’s latest Fitness with Equestrians series, Ali and Mari share simple exercises to help jump start your new routine. These “yoga-inspired” poses for equestrians targets hip health in particular, which is important to improving the “balance between stability and mobility.”
Watch the video above to learn seven stretches you can do right there at the barn. You don’t even have to change out of your breeches!
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