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post #1 of 6 Old 10-16-2010, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Out-of-the-Saddle Strengthening Exercises for Racehorse Excercise rider?

Hi,

I am currently beginning my "training" for excercising racehorses at the track here, and I do have someone that is giving me "instruction" for the most part. I was just curious if there is anything that can be done out-of-the-saddle to help strengthen the same muscles used in the traditional excercise rider or jockey position, e.g. jogging, biking, etc?

Any advice would be wonderful! Thanks!

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-16-2010, 11:25 PM
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The only thing that is really gunna get you stronger and fitter is to ride more horses believe it or not.
That is the only way I have become fitter for riding racehorses =/

But I might suggest some dumbells or weights to increase upper body strength.
And i guess running may overall help with general fitness and stamia.

All I can suggest right now.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-17-2010, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I do have three different horses available to ride, but I'm mainly focusing on conditioning Sam so he can gallop while I ride!
And I do love running, I just don't make the time to do it.

Thanks again!

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-17-2010, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Another quick question - what are the standards/requirements for helmets and body protectors? I would probably get the Charles Owen Ultralite Skull helmet:

NEW Charles Owen Ultralite Skull Helmet- Size 3 - eBay (item 390185925473 end time Oct-18-10 08:35:44 PDT)

It seems to be what everone else uses, but for body protector???? They're over $200 for some models.

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-17-2010, 10:29 PM
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Im not sure what brands etc since we live in different locations but if everyone uses that helmet I would suggest buying it.

Make sure you know the rules and regulations eg over in Australia you have to replace your helmet every 5 years, or if you come off and damage it or get a concussion.
Double check when the helmet is manuafacted - you wanna protect your noggin!

I use a Tippery body vest (not sure if that is avalaible over where you are) but mine cost around $160 australian dollars.
If not sure maybe ask some other riders or some horse stores.
Bascially these items can and will save your life so I would buy these items and worry about price later.

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-18-2010, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, and yes, the Tipperary vest is available here, about $250. They do have an Intec vest for closer to $150, but I still have a phone call to make to get some more info. Thanks again!

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