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The Biomechanics of a good Dressage Rider

As a dressage rider, we want our horse to move with energy and power. At the same time, the horse must stay balanced and relaxed – everything should appear light and effortless. The rider must have a good level of fitness so that they are able to absorb, control and shape the horse through their own movements. To achieve this,…

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Dream or reality – where do you want to be in three years?

Having dreams is important. They inspire our thoughts, motivate us, stimulate the spirit and are simply good for us. A dream drives us to set goals and to tackle challenges. It fuels our creativity and fantasy. But we get stuck, if we dwell on it. Dreams are important, but just as important is the awareness that dreams don’t just come…

Why positive body tension and core stability are so important for riding

“Positive body tension and core stability in the saddle are essential – I need both so that I can steer the horse without needing to use my hands,” Jessica explains. A strong core gives you stability in the saddle and enables you to react to the horse’s every movement, even if the horse suddenly stops or shies away from something.…

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What to do, if things don’t go as planned?

Being organised and having a plan in mind is important – especially when it comes to training horses and competing at shows. At the same time, you can most certainly expect that not everything will go exactly as planned. There will always be unexpected situations or setbacks and disappointments. That’s simply part of the learning process. When an unplanned situation…

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3 exercises to prevent back pain

It’s important to know your body and to look after it. As soon as your body can’t compensate anymore, tension and pain occur. To make sure you can enjoy horse riding over many years to come, be aware of any warning signals such as back pain, even if it’s not very severe yet. Targeted exercises can help you release tension…

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The optimal dose of perfectionism

Perfectionism is not just good or bad. A perfectionist person is often ambitious and pays attention to detail. If you are a perfectionist person, you may continuously challenge yourself to progress and becoming the best version of yourself– that’s not a bad thing at all. Being focussed, but open to criticism helps you succeed at whatever your goals are. That’s…

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How to get motivated to work out?

"People often ask me how they can overcome that lack of motivation when it comes to working out. The answer: stay focused and ‘on the ball’. It is no use having the very best fitness plan, if you only train once a month! Reaching that end goal is only achieved through consistency and continuity. Of course, we often have great…

Koordination Im Sattel

Improved coordination in the saddle

The term „coordination“ comes from the Latin word – „ordinare“, which means “to put in an order, to regulate, to bring in a certain sequence”. Coordination is about phasing, assigning and linking movements and it has always a specific, mostly complex purpose. In sports, coordination is defined as the ability to use your senses, peripheral and central nervous system and…

Fascia training and its importance for riders

Many riders face mobility and flexibility problems in the neck and shoulder area, in the hip-flexors and posterior muscle chain and in the ankle-joints. Stress, tension and poor body posture experienced in our everyday life, affects our riding seat and our ability to stay supple and move with the horse when in the saddle. So, what has that got to…

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Train your horse with a plan in mind!

Strictly speaking, your training already begins in the stable before you even get on your horse. You as the rider, should have a plan in mind and know what you would like to work on and what you would like your horse to get out of today’s training. The two key questions are: What would I like to achieve with…

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