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Food & Nutrition: Healthy energy for riders

As riders, we always ensure that the well-being and overall health of our horses is the best it can possibly be. An important aspect of which is to ensure that the horse receives the correct feed and nutrition in accordance with its training level. But what about the riders themselves? Their own dietary requirements are often overlooked and can be…

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Exercises to help improve Sciatica and back pain in riders

“Back pain, especially in the lower lumbar area, is one of the most common ailments world-wide”, explains Fitness Coach Marcel Andrä. “Luckily, in 95 percent of all cases the back pain occurs due to a functional disorder or imbalance, rather than there being any structural damage. The most common reasons for getting back pain stems from a lack of exercise,…

How to improve your sitting trot

The sitting trot can be quite a challenge, especially if your horse has a lot of movement or does not quite use its back correctly yet. Unfortunately, this is a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem: If your horse does not use its back correctly, it will be a lot harder for the rider to sit quietly. And if the rider…

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Three exercises every dressage rider should do

As dressage riders, we want to be supple and flexible enough to go with the horse and allow the movements to flow through the horse’s body from the back to the front. At the same time, you need a strong core and sufficient stability in order to withstand any of the forces acting on your body, so you can sit…

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Letting go of negative experiences

We all experience negative situations, failures or disappointments in our lives – some more difficult to deal with than others. Horse riding is no exception. Bad scores at a show, any incident of falling off or getting hurt or people talking behind your back are just a few examples, that may leave you feeling scared or angry. And sometimes these…

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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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