Conditioning for rider?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Conditioning for rider?

This is a discussion on Conditioning for rider? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Exercises for horse riding muscles
  • Rider conditioning

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-13-2009, 07:56 PM
  #1
Yearling
Conditioning for rider?

Any suggestions or pointers to a program for conditioning riding-specific muscles? Though I'm in good shape, I expect riding will use muscles that don't normally get used much in say hiking or biking - just as the first few days of skiing always hit for instance inner thigh muscles that walking doesn't use.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-13-2009, 09:20 PM
  #2
Foal
Sorry I'm not answering your question, but I would love to know that question too. I think it would really improve my riding.
     
    10-13-2009, 09:49 PM
  #3
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by frecklesgirl4ever    
Sorry I'm not answering your question, but I would love to know that question too. I think it would really improve my riding.
Same here!! Anyone have any ideas
     
    10-13-2009, 10:07 PM
  #4
Trained
I like to do yoga and a trainer I spoke with also said that when she cannot ride she uses yoga to keep herself loose and in shape. It makes sense if you think about it. Yoga strengthens your core, loosens your muscles, and helps teach you to gain control of your mind/body.

There's these articles too:

Exercise for Horseback Riding - Horse Riding Fitness

Groundwork for the Rider Exercises

Exercises for Horseback Riders - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

     
    10-13-2009, 10:08 PM
  #5
Yearling
Pilates is wonderful for horse-riders. It works your core, and upper body and its also very relaxing. Some pilates instructors also run Horse-riders classes which do specific exercises that target the muscles you use.
     
    10-14-2009, 01:00 AM
  #6
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gidji    
Some pilates instructors also run Horse-riders classes which do specific exercises that target the muscles you use.
That's the sort of thing I meant, specific exercises for horse-riding muscles, though I'm far enough out of town that going to actual classes would be a bit of a hassle.

The rest seem to be more general conditioning exercises, which I do already. I've done yoga since my teens, do my weights &c when I have time left from the hiking, biking, and other activities, and otherwise generally stay in pretty good condition.
     
    10-14-2009, 01:07 AM
  #7
Yearling
A lot of the pilates exercises are good because they engage your core. I find that since I've started pilates my sit trot has become a lot better because of my core strength. But my canter has became better too, because I've become more flexible through my hips.
I know an instructor released a good pilates for horse-riders DVD but I just can't think of its name.
     
    10-14-2009, 10:54 AM
  #8
Yearling
There's a barn near me that actually has a Pilates instructor that works there. They have a work out room with Pilates machines and have classes you can take.
     
    10-14-2009, 03:12 PM
  #9
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amba1027    
There's a barn near me that actually has a Pilates instructor...
Nice! But Nevada to Maryland is a bit too much of a commute for me
     

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
conditioning? heyycutter Horse Riding 2 10-15-2009 09:52 PM
Conditioning help?? PaintsTheWorld Horse Training 12 06-15-2009 05:45 PM
Conditioning Suede ~*~anebel~*~ Horse Tack and Equipment 12 01-13-2009 12:23 AM
Conditioning. amightytarzan5 Jumping 10 03-25-2008 08:44 PM
Conditioning Cheval Horse Training 6 03-02-2008 01:57 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:04 AM.


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