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Exercises for strengthening riding muscles???

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        07-31-2008, 06:03 PM
    I love riding bareback! But yeah, I do understand how sometimes it can be a bit uncomfortable. But for the most part, the horses I ride are super comfy.
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        07-31-2008, 06:50 PM
    Foxy and gotxhorses

    Two words: bareback pad!
        07-31-2008, 07:19 PM
    I've tried those, but my thing is, the "girths" on them tend to not get tight enough, and the pad slides back and I tend to go with it. No matter how hard I grip with my legs. Haha. :)
        07-31-2008, 08:01 PM
    Originally Posted by Kirsti Arndt
    squats-yucky and I hate them but squats !!!and press your butt down

    Stand up very straight arms out in front- legs apart the further the better then push that bum down slowly and hold for a minute then back up-you will feel it all the way from your hip to ankle and don't need the horse to do it- will strenthen and firm the legs fast
    I do those and the stair one for heels-(too many too fast it will hurt)
    squats :) best thing to do for the past three days I've done 100 squats, and i'm not getting jelly legs anymore-need to do more!
        08-01-2008, 04:33 AM
    Ill have to try squats lol

    I can't ride bareback long distances cos I have a bad back, and I think it would do worse for my position. I cnt hold my back up straight cos I have a curve in it, and I try and relieve the pain by shrugging my shoulders forward.
        08-01-2008, 10:20 PM
    Green Broke
    Oh, and I have another crazy idea.

    They make shoes that have the heel lower than the toe and it's supposed to help your posture and help you use your muscles better and burn more calories. I thought I should find some of those to get in better shape, and it wouldn't hurt to try them to help me keep my heels down while riding. I just thought it was a cool little thing I would share.
        08-02-2008, 11:17 AM
    Woah. I've never heard of those. Do you have like a link?
        08-02-2008, 04:39 PM
    Green Broke

    That's a link about the patent. Sorta.

    But here's a link to buy them. Be warned they are rather pricey.


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