Work Your Arms With Preacher Curls

The arms are constantly working when you are riding. The biceps especially tend to carry the horse’s imbalances, which is why it’s so important that a rider’s biceps are strong enough to endure the corrections they make to maintain the connection between the horse and rider. For… continue reading ›

Develop Your Upper Back with the Cobra

Develop your upper back with this great posterior engagement exercise. You can do the cobra by lying on the ground or on a BOSU ball. Start with your hands by your hips, thumbs up, palms out. Focus on contracting your glutes, flex the muscles in your back, and squeeze your… continue reading ›

Hand it to the Hamstrings

This article is part two of our spotlight on strengthening the hamstrings. Once you’ve conquered donkey kicks (see last month’s article), try a bridge on the stability ball. After one minute, you’ll wonder how you have the strength to keep your hamstrings engaged during your whole… continue reading ›

Get A Better Leg with Donkey Kicks

Riding naturally overworks a rider’s quadricep and causes the hip flexors to tighten. This can make it hard to keep your leg lengthened in the tack and even result in your knees creeping up. To combat these imbalances all equestrians should focus on strengthening their hamstrings off… continue reading ›

Training The Latissimus Dorsi

The Lat Pull Down Exercise: Lat Pull Down, Wide Grip Primary Muscle Group: Latissimus Dorsi Secondary Muscle Groups: Tricep & Pectoral muscles The amount of strength and stabilization needed in the latissimus dorsi is highly underestimated by equestrian athletes. The lats connect the back of the shoulder, under… continue reading ›

In This Issue

- Prepare for Short Stirrup
- 5 Judge's Tips for Tests
- Venues' Footing for Different Disciplines
- Are You Supplement Savvy?


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