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.


Riding posture – are you symmetrical or asymmetrical?

A good sitting and riding posture is essential, riding asymmetrically (slipping to one side) is not uncommon given that we are left or right sided dominant.

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.

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.