Keeping in shape for jumping...or riding in general.
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

Keeping in shape for jumping...or riding in general.

This is a discussion on Keeping in shape for jumping...or riding in general. within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-25-2010, 12:21 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Wink Keeping in shape for jumping...or riding in general.

    What do you guys do, or sports do you play to keep in shape for riding?

    I don't think ill have time for a sport in high school, because of the long practices 6 days a week. But what activites do you guys do to keep in shape?
    Id love ideas!!
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        01-25-2010, 01:11 AM
      #2
    Started
    Walking is really good. I know it doesn't seem like much but it really helps your legs and really your whole body. It's really good for you.
    I've started doing this thing where I powerwalk all around my stable's property carrying my saddle for extra weight, hahaha
    It seems to help!
         
        01-25-2010, 01:19 AM
      #3
    Green Broke
    I own my own horse and I'm lucky enough to ride everyday, so that keeps me fit :)
         
        01-25-2010, 05:35 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Well, I do bush walking, bit of jogging, stable 'chores' (their fun!), riding itself and bit of bike riding. :)
         
        01-25-2010, 05:50 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Barn chores! They are one of the best ways to keep in shape. Strength training and cardio all in one.

    And RIDING. Haha.
         
        01-26-2010, 01:09 AM
      #6
    Weanling
    Pilates and stretching!
    Core strength is really important, especially if you've got a thin, short-wasted build like me. Your lumbar spine takes a lot concussion from things like sitting the trot, landing from a jump, or working around the barn, so having strong and supporting core can save you from back problems in the future.
    Flexibility is something I can't stress enough. You can build all the bulk you want, but if your muscles are tight then you can't use them! (I laugh at those body-builder guys who can't rest their arms at their sides!)
         
        01-26-2010, 08:08 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Running actually helps a lot. I started running just to be healthy and then I noticed after a few weeks how much stronger it made my legs. It also helps with your endurance and stamina
         
        01-26-2010, 08:35 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Not to be the off one, But I do cross Country running, Martal Arts (Judjitso/ Kempo)!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    jumping and riding critique. oceanbluee1313 Horse Riding Critique 59 01-19-2010 09:49 PM
    Eric says "I'm in shape. ROUND is a shape..." Rissa Horse Pictures 9 12-18-2009 02:46 AM
    riding and jumping vid and pic rachealwatkins Horse Riding Critique 2 04-06-2008 05:32 AM
    critique my riding/jumping xxxMYSTYxxx Horse Riding Critique 4 08-09-2007 05:26 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0