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post #1 of 13 Old 11-14-2010, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Exercises you can do at home?

Sometimes I'm super busy, or I can't get a ride out, or something along those lines and I'm always wishing I could at least be doing something to improve my riding while at home.

Do you guys know of any at home exercises you can do to improve your riding?

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-14-2010, 10:53 PM
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some exercises that you could do are:
1) practise your position on a exercise ball
2) read horse books and horse magazines

There are heaps of things that you could do to help your riding skills :P

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What fif said and.
1.Watch horse riding
2.When you do ride, take photos and you can point out the bads and goods.
That's a bunch of different things to do.
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post #4 of 13 Old 11-14-2010, 11:11 PM
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Pilates, especially core exercises. They'll give you an awesome seat.

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post #5 of 13 Old 11-15-2010, 02:56 AM
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oh there are many things to do!!
I watch DVD's of horse riding and I also read ALOT so I have learned alot just from reading

Good luck

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Pilates, especially core exercises. They'll give you an awesome seat.
This is what you want. Balance comes from core muscle strength, and when you have good balance when riding, everything else falls into place.

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post #7 of 13 Old 11-15-2010, 07:07 AM
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Here is a good heels down exercise.
Stand on the stairs, just the ball of your foot. Use your seat muscles to raise up to level, the slowly back down. It will help to keep your leg muscles softened up and it will help with the leg position.
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post #8 of 13 Old 11-15-2010, 08:25 AM
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here is a site, of course its a promo for a video but lots of good info on the site
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post #9 of 13 Old 11-15-2010, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!

Are there any core muscle exercises you can specifically suggest?
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post #10 of 13 Old 11-15-2010, 06:52 PM
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Thanks guys!

Are there any core muscle exercises you can specifically suggest?
Try looking at Core Training Workout Routine - A Good Core Training Workout Routine Takes More Than Ab Exercises as an example.

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