YOUR INSTABILITIES ARE YOUR HORSES
BECOME STRONGER, MORE BALANCED, MORE CONFIDENT, AND FEEL AN EVEN DEEPER CONNECTION WITH YOUR HORSE
HERES HOW EQUIFIT CAN HELP YOU
Know your Position
Core stability isn't just about how many sit ups you can do. The core is much more complex than that. Having a strong core allows you to work in unison with your horse. Your core is their core. Provide stability for both you and your horse whilst creating awareness within yourself. Try out this exercise to get you started.
Sit Tall & Proud
'Sit Tall' you hear your instructor saying. 'I am' you think. If you are bunched over while riding your flexibility might be an issue. We always want to build our strength, but without good flexibility within the body it will be hard. Try this exercise to start opening up your back and sitting taller.
Contact, Contact, Contact
Being light in the saddle doesn't mean having no contact withe horse. This is where we lose our balance and potentially come off. Maintaining contact with your horse is hard work and most people fatigue quickly then become a wobbly mess. Building your leg strength has never been more important. Try this exercise out to help improve your contact with the horse while riding.
Less is More
This is a big one for horse riders but generally we have no idea what it means. When we say less is more we mean it. Balance is more about creating a better connection mind to body. The more focus and intention we put into a movement the better our balance will become. How's your balance? Try out this exercise and test yourself.
Poised for Action
Creating a stable frame will give you the support required to be ready for action in any discipline. Your position waivers it can normally be because you lack the strength to keep your body in an upright position. Being able to engage the muscles in your back will allow you to keep a more upright posture. Try the exercise below and start getting poised for action