Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald
Great post! It's like basic things but gone into more explaination for us equestrians! And #2 is really good!
Is there any stretches that would help build some muscle and flexibilty?
Thank you. I hope you all found it useful. I would say that you need to focus more on mobility. This reflects the range of movement about a joint. This will in turn help your flexibility.
In terms of specific stretches it is important for the equestrian athlete to stretch the inner thigh, calf muscles and chest. This will help to reduce the negative effects of riding on the posture.
You should consider performing exercises that open up the hip and activate the glutes. If you speak to a well trained exercise professional they will be able to show the exercises. Ask them to show you 'Hip Extension' exercises. It is a bit difficult for me to explain on here.
I hope this helps