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Level Your Pelvis Series – Part 1 of 4

Level Your Pelvis Series – Part 1 of 4 A level pelvis is critical for effective riding position and prevention of back pain in your horse. Asymmetries in your pelvis are often expressed as a leg length difference, tendency to lean to one side, increased weight through one hip, shoulder drop, and a variety of… Continue reading Level Your Pelvis Series – Part 1 of 4

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CORE Strength For Riders

  Riding with a strong core is key to competitive riding. The muscles that make up your core muscle group lie in complimentary orientation throughout your trunk. When active these muscles act on your body like a corset making a stable base from which you ride. The para spinal and rectus abdominals are located on… Continue reading CORE Strength For Riders

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Planks to Strengthen Your CORE

You can develop your core through a variety of exercises and should use a combination of isometrics, active resistive strengthening and muscle re-education techniques. Planks have become an effective and popular form of isometric strengthening for your core. Perform a series of planks with good form starting with 20 second holds for 3 repetitions and increasing to… Continue reading Planks to Strengthen Your CORE

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Pain in the Haunches

Hind End (Haunches) Pain in The Horse The haunches of a horse have a primary role in propulsion in all riding disciplines. The large muscles of the hind end act as the motor of the horse to generate propulsive forces. These large muscles attach to the bony skeleton of the horse primarily at the croup,… Continue reading Pain in the Haunches

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SI Problems in The Horse

Sacroiliac (SI) Problems in The Horse The haunches of a horse have a primary role in propulsion in all riding disciplines. In jumping, the haunches are loaded in preparation for take-off. In dressage, the hind end is loaded while lateral and rotational forces are produced for movement. In western disciplines, the hind end is a… Continue reading SI Problems in The Horse