Female athlete triad

The Female Athlete Triad is a health concern for active women and girls, particularly when sports such as gymnastics, riding, dance and combat sports emphasise leanness.

Pro’s and Con’s of high intensity training

Training at high intensities for shorter durations will not only save you time but research states that’s higher intensities elicit greater improvements in VO2MAX than lower intensities.

Poor posture = poor riding

High heels and riding boots can both negatively impact upon you’re riding, prolonged usage of high heels can ‘shorten’ your calf/gastrocnemius and riding boots restrict your ankle movement.

BMI vs. Skin Fold Assessment

Both BMI and skin fold assessment are relatively quick and of course there are better methods out there but ….

Should riders run?

Aerobic endurance plays a key role in many sports and this is also true for riding ….

Biomechanics for riders

Riders and coaches need to have an appreciation and develop and understanding of COM given the impact a horse’s movements can have on stability and balance.

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Can you just ride to keep fit?

Riding is a great exercise that elevates your heart rate, makes you breathe deeper and requires your muscles work hard to maintain balance and rhythm. However ….