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Top Fitness Tips That Will Improve Your Horse Riding Skills

Horse riding is a very peaceful pass-time, horseback riding can provide a way by which you can train a remarkable animal and also explore sceneries around you, or become engaged in various competitions, races, and shows. You can be a novice or even a lifetime horse-rider, but in this article, you will learn some tips which are guaranteed to make your riding more enjoyable.

  • Yoga: Yoga can help you because relaxes your body and enables you to lengthen and also loosen your muscles. For horseback riders, it is essential for your body to remain relaxed and you should be able to move about rhythmically with the walking pattern of your horses. There are some yoga poses which are helpful and can lengthen your body's muscles and also release tension like the downward dog pose, the eagle, the chair, and the triangle.
  • Leg Stretching: The hamstring and your tendon can be especially vital when you ride a horse. For you to become more acclimated to your horse’s saddles and stirrups, you ought to perform seated hamstring’s stretches and also do calf raises along with dips. The more flexibility you have in the muscles of your legs, the more comfortable, it will be for you to maintain your feet inside the stirrups.
  • Inner Thigh Exercise: While you ride a horse, you will squeeze the sides of the horse with your inner thighs to remain stable on your horse’s back. With inner thigh exercising, you will be able to improve stability while riding and allow a more relaxed ride. Some appropriate exercises are plie squats and squat jumps. Squeezing a football between your thighs and knees can also help.
  • Abdominal Exercising: You must have an excellent posture to have proper rides, and the appropriate way to achieving this is by keeping your core tight. Plank exercises, crunches, and Russian twists or any other abdominal exercise can help your body gain fantastic core strength; as a result, your riding can become much more enjoyable.
  • Upper Body Exercise: For any horseback rider, the upper body is crucial because you will be using it for guiding the horse. A strong upper body will help you to ride your horse gracefully with ease, thus making your ride quite effortless. Some suggested exercises are seated rows, tricep dips, push-ups, wrist curls, dumbbell raises; these will work your main muscle groups which are in the upper body. For more details on horse riding, visit TVG Horse Races.
  • Neck Exercise: You need a loose and flexible occipital joint in order not to misalign your body while riding a horse. A slight tilt of your head towards the left will make your body get the right to compensate. As a result, your riding will not be comfortable. You might also possibly injure your neck. To avoid this, you should do isometric exercises on your neck and chin- chest stretches. Also, practice keeping a perfect posture regularly.


Horse riding is a beautiful way to spend your leisure hours. These exercises will help you relax your body more and make your riding experience better.

Author Bio: Silvia Watson is a freelance content writer. She has written many good and informative articles on different categories such as technology, health, fashion, education, career, travel etc. She is a featured author at various authoritative blogs in the health and fitness industry and currently associated as a blogger with


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