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kindraeventing 06-29-2013 12:53 PM

What is your favorite exercise?
 
So I've found myself looking for more exercises to fix specific position problems when riding. I have all of my personal favorites, but what are some exercises that you've found to be particularly effective?

waresbear 06-29-2013 12:55 PM

I shouldn't say it's my favorite but it's the most effective, posting without stirrups. Grunt work and I love when I can retrieve my irons....heaven!

MyBoyPuck 06-29-2013 05:28 PM

Spiral in /spiral out. That can fix almost anything!

jinxremoving 06-29-2013 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by waresbear (Post 2925882)
I shouldn't say it's my favorite but it's the most effective, posting without stirrups. Grunt work and I love when I can retrieve my irons....heaven!

Ditto. Riding every gait no stirrups and two point... definitely a good workout! More for my benefit than the horses, however. :)

waresbear 06-29-2013 05:47 PM

True Jinx, my horses could give a rat's behind if I ride stirrupless or not!

PinkStella 06-30-2013 05:31 PM

I agree, stirrup-less riding at all gates (including posting at the trot). I also like to practice the two point at all gait. I often do some sitting trot drills where I work without my hands. I don't know what your specific problems are, but I've some luck finding drills on YouTube to help with specific issues.

Out of the saddle, I look for gym work makes me a stronger rider - squats, triceps dips, planks, etc.


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