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    04-10-2012, 06:45 AM
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Suppling exercises for Humans

So Saturday I was Event Grooming for my Lease horse's owner at a show. We were a little late so I took the horse to warm up and work in while she walked the course. Unfortunately, many showgrounds don't have mounting blocks, so I was slightly embarassed to have to mount from the ground. It took me a few attempts to get my leg up high enough to get my foot into the stirrup. Not fun at all.
(I did manage it in the end though)
I don't have any issues with my legs or my joints, it's just age and fatness creeping up on me, but I'd still like to be able to mount from the ground (when I really have to) without lowering my stirrup!

Does anyone know any good suppling exercises I can use to make my legs bend that much??
     
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    04-10-2012, 04:08 PM
  #2
Foal
I know exactly how you feel. I have a 17 hand thoroughbred, there is no way im pulling my fat ass up from the ground haha. I feel bad for him, if id mount from the ground, I would probably hang off the side of him terribly!, I went to go on a trail ride once and I didnt have a mounting block, so I got creative, I manuvered him close to the fence and climbed up on the fence and swung my leg over, but your horse needs to be comfortable standly quietly while you mount, my big guy is so great. All you have to do is get creative! Hehe
     
    04-14-2012, 03:25 AM
  #3
Foal
Pilates is wonderful! It makes you a lot stronger in your core, which helps with balance too, and makes you able to stretch much farther! Since they aren't overwhelming exercises, it is a program you can keep up with for a long time. I know what yall mean about getting on from the ground. I am bigger now because of having a baby but even before at 5'8" and 150 I felt like an ogre getting on from the ground. It's hard on their withers to get on from the ground and I would rather not! Maybe its just me growing up riding english.
     
    04-14-2012, 05:12 AM
  #4
Showing
Yoga. Start out nice and slow, taking your time.
     

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