Applied Posture Riding is a Professionally Designed Horse Rider Exercise Program
If horse riding is your absolute passion and learning to ride to your best, is your aim, then read my blog. Horses and teaching riders is my passion and I love to see riders become their best.
This program is Specific To Horse Riders… Designed To Educate Riders About The Horse Riding Posture and How To Train Riders To Ride. Produced by me a Physiotherapist, elite rider,Pilates teacher. I am a Rider Coach, my specialty is educating and training the rider.
Back pain, fear, weakness, or even just don’t know how to improve your riding can all be changed with knowledge.
Horse riders are like any other athlete, you don’t know what it is you need to improve. I hear this often.I picked a mentor for my riding and I was lucky enough to pick a good one. The drawback for me was I had to figure out HOW he rode.Lucky for me I am a Physiotherapist.
This medical and musculature education is the difference in what exercises I follow and prescribe and what a personal trainer will give you.
Until riders have results and see the difference in their riding and their confidence and understand How to ride then they don’t see the value in a program. This program is hard to explain why it is so valuable to you as a rider.
The Core is the Key….and Every Horse Rider Needs To Know How To Train it and Use it in the saddle… many think they are already…many I have seen and tested ARE NOT!
It is interesting to hear horse riders who have bought and followed this program say “why didn’t I start this years ago”.
Horse riding is a very difficult sport for many and much more complicated than the average rider thinks. The horse riding posture is a very difficult skill to acquire and as riders continue to struggle with their riding due to pain, stiffness, injury and poor posture, they never improve and become blocked. Every horse rider suffers some sort of problem that will affect their riding.
Every horse rider needs to train out of the saddle because every rider will have something within their body that needs fixing.
It may be strength or stiffness and in every rider the problem is the posture out of the saddle. Muscle imbalances around the lower back and pelvis will always block a rider’s seat in the saddle. This is most evident at the canter and the sit trot.
Unless your core has been tested I will tell you now it will be weak or what I call not functioning. This will block you from improving or just even being safe and confident.
A weak core is the problem for all of us.
The core can be trained for riding. The core exercises for horse riding are specific, not all Pilates exercises can train a horse rider for riding.
A very common problem in riders is weakness through the shoulder blade muscles and upper back. A rider will never be able to sit up straight and remain in this beautiful posture until the weakness is solved. This was one of my problems, see the photos here. I was very round shouldered until I started exercising.
The Applied Posture Riding program educates riders to test their own posture and fix their own problem. Every rider will test them selves and discover their own imbalances. The Physiotherapy muscle testing section is unique to this program.
I was very chicken necked until I strengthened the right muscles. I only knew this after becoming a Physiotherapist. The use of a Posture Shoulder Brace can be very useful for some people.
(for more information on the use of a Posture Shoulder Brace look at Posture Shoulder Brace For Horse Riders)
As horse riders we all use the same muscles to ride.
Many riders have a riding coach, but very few have a rider coach. I am a rider coach.
The horse riding posture is unique and the training of the specific muscle groups and patterns is a specialty.
I train horse riders to ride.
Out Of the Saddle and Then in the Saddle.
Lower Back Disc injury’s and Back pain are a huge issue with horse riders. I was injured and told to never ride again.(Many riders I hear from are told this) I practiced all the exercises in the Applied Posture Riding program as well as treatment and a back brace (for more information on the use of a back brace look at Back Braces For Horse Riders) and I went on to be successful. I get very many emails from riders with back pain, many are following this program with success. I am able to advise and guide riders through their rehab because I have been through it and I am a Physiotherapist.
If you want me to help you just contact me.
This is my specialty and I love seeing riders be the best they can.
Riders recovering from any injury or child birth have stiffness, weakness and poor core control.
The Horse is only as good as the rider
The horse riding posture is unlike any other sport. It requires extreme muscle stability , control, endurance, flexibility and strength.
Don’t assume you have all of these abilities.
The application of precise seat, leg and hand aids requires a rider to be stable accurate and reproducible. Unlike many sports horse riding is a symmetrical posture, we use both the left and right side or our bodies equally. Unfortunately humans are one sided and so are horses. This use of symmetry and balance needs to be trained. In my program I identify your weakness (specific tests to follow) and then we use movement patterns to train your body to perform them when needed in the saddle.
The Ideal Riding Posture is explained in many blogs, websites, videos and of course your riding instructor will tell you what it is. The problem is HOW TO GET IT. HOW TO TRAIN IT!
The quality of horses now is the best it has ever been. Sport horses are bred specific for dressage or show jumping. These horses are superstars and riders are learning that they are so much more difficult to ride. Their paces are huge and the movement of these horses requires a very skilled rider. To be able to ride these horses, well, takes much more core strength and posture control.
Sadly in many cases the horse is pulled back to the riders’ level of skill,instead of the rider riding to horses’ level.
Why have superstar horses if you can’t ride them?
Instructors and riders are now realizing that core training and posture strength exercises are must for every rider to make it to the top.
The Applied Posture Riding will teach you how to test yourself and then how to treat and train you. This detailed horse rider exercise program is a complete program for every rider.
Every single horse rider needs to use and train the same muscles.
The elite rider doesn’t need to be taught HOW TO ride but many develop problems with flexibility and stiffness, this affects their riding. (If you test yourself you will find you have problems!). The elite rider needs to manage the skills they have and NOT allow them to decay due to pain and stiffness.
The novice or beginner rider needs to learn HOW TO train themselves for Horse Riding.
The learner rider can train their posture from the beginning and learn how to ride a horse better and not develop bad postures.
The nervous rider can build strength and confidence by learning how to use their horse riding posture muscles and movement patterns with confidence.
The injured rider absolutely needs to train their core, their strength and their skills prior to getting back in the saddle. Pain and injury is the single biggest thing that stops riders returning to their best, and many give up because of a lack of confidence. The Applied Posture Riding program has saved 100s of riders from losing their dream and got them back riding.
Every horse rider needs to have better balance while riding a horse; this can be trained out of the saddle following specific horse riding exercises.
Fitness for horseback riders has become a popular topic as is equestrian Pilates, but just doing Pilates classes or fitness classes will NOT teach you HOW TO use your core….. these classes are not sport specific and not enough for the horse rider.
Pilates Classes will NOT teach you HOW TO use your seat legs and hands independently of each other.
So Who Am I ..Annette Willson
As well as being a Physiotherapist and Pilates educator, I’ve been a highly successful competitor in eventing and dressage… having competed successfully all the way up to international level and was a member of the South Australian Olympic training squad. I still compete today in show jumping and dressage. I still train horses because it is my passion.I teach as an instructor,I am a rider coach, training riders using my unique techniques backed up by my physiotherapy knowledge. I sell this program here on the web and I conduct workshops specific to the horse rider.I know the core is the key to becoming the best rider you can become.Every Riding Instructor is now advising riders to strengthen their core. (But do not know how to instruct this) I used my knowledge of physiotherapy to develop a specific group of exercises based on the Pilates concepts … and I applied them to myself and specifically to other horse riders. I became a better rider.Follow us on Facebook for fun and information
I Went On To Compete Up to International Level in 3 day Eventing!
So Now WHAT ABOUT YOU!
Let’s look at some common problems horse riders have in their daily lives as well as with their riding.
Is Poor Posture Negatively Affecting Your Riding?
In the picture on the left, you can see the typical slumped over shoulder posture. In the picture on the right you can see a better, more upright posture. Many people, including horse riders, have poor basic standing posture and poor muscle control? This actually gets duplicated in the saddle, stopping riders from achieving a stable, coordinated deep seat.
Does your instructor use the following terms over and over each lesson?
- Look up
- Shoulders back
- Relax your back
- More leg
- More seat
- Keep your legs still, keep your body upright
- Stop bouncing…etc.etc
- Your crooked..straighten up!
Riding Instructors Can NOT Help You with These Problems!
Riding instructors are not posture specialists. Take a look at these pictures, they are very common rider faults.
If you have problems with your posture, you’re going to ride with problems with your posture.
Did you know that…(Physiotherapy knowledge here)
A forward head posture is a weakness in the neck flexors and tightness in the neck extensors? This can cause headaches; neck pain and a head wobble in horse riders… especially at the sit trot.
Round shoulders are due to weak shoulder blade muscles. This is why riders are unable to keep their shoulders back.
Tight chest muscles result in a slumped posture and round shoulders.
The abdominal muscles are the most important group of muscles for controlling your body’s core stability.
The pelvis and lower back joints MUST be flexible to ride well.
The hamstring muscles are mostly short and weak in horse riders.
Keeping the heels down requires long calf muscles.
The long back muscles are essential for good horse riding posture.
A good rider has knowledge of their own body and posture.
The Applied Posture Riding program will teach you how to identify and then fix your weaknesses fast.
Is your Lower Leg Solid?
Can You Sit Still In The Sit Trot?
Well, the Applied Posture Riding program will teach you how!
It will teach you…
- How to have an upright, stable position.
- How to keep your heels down and still in all paces.
- How to feel the rhythm of the horse.
- How to move with the horse and NOT bounce.
- How to maintain a soft, gentle rein contact.
- How to apply the inside leg independent of other limbs.
- How to NOT balance on the reins.
- How to look like an Olympic rider… after you’ve practiced.
- How to be extremely confident and amazed at your ability.
I guarantee once you follow this new unique way of exercising… you’ll identify your own muscle imbalances and more importantly… be able to FIX them
Here’s exactly what you’ll Learn in the Applied Posture Riding Program
- How to coordinate your breathing by learning Pure Pilates.
- Why learning the anatomy and function of the horse riding muscles can make you a better rider.
- How to find, test and train your deep ab muscles for posture control.
- How to isolate specific riding muscles and test their strength and length.
- How to strengthen individual muscles specific for riding.
- How to coordinate muscle groups used in riding.
- Why learning the muscle groups and their use in riding is important.
- Discover specific movement patterns for riding.
- How to gain movement and flexibility through your lower back and pelvis.
- Find out how to stretch for greater joint mobility and muscle length.
- Find out the best way to train your body and muscles for riding.
The program will teach you the importance of total body awareness and control, using special unique exercises on the floor and on the exercise ball.
Your body will become more flexible and trainable for riding.
You’ll achieve good core stability… WHICH IS THE absolute key to becoming a GREAT rider!
Here’s What You’ll Learn in Part 2…
In Part 2… you’ll learn HOW TO APPLY the exercises from Part 1 to your riding, and when you do… you’ll IMMEDIATELY have a new feel for how the horse moves under you.
Here’s what you’ll achieve after practicing the program in part 2.
- Feel the four beat walk and move in rhythm with your horse using your more flexible pelvis and lower back.
- Your hands will follow the horse’s mouth as your horse gently head bobs and your body won’t follow.
- Your body will stay upright because you have better posture awareness and strength
You’ll be looking up with a well aligned head posture.
- You’ll be able to bend your horse around your inside leg, while maintaining a straight back.
- You’ll be able to gain more flexion through the poll without pulling, by applying your new established, independent, arm movements.
- The trot lessons teach you HOW TO use the specific muscle groups already trained on the ball… and transfer them in the saddle
After The Jumping Lessons
- You’ll have a balanced strong lower leg.
- Your lower leg will stay in position over a fence.
- Your body will be able to move forward and back upright in time not “get behind”.
- Your heel will stay well down all the time.
- You’ll be able to apply a half halt in the “2 point” and “3 point” position.
- Your lower back won’t ache and fatigue as it used to.
- You’ll be balanced, confident and strong while traveling cross country.
Applied Posture Riding not only benefits ALL riders… but it helps teach even elite riders how to improve their posture both off and on the horse.
Bottom line, you’ll learn exactly how to train your body and your muscles so that you become the very best rider you’re physically capable of becoming.
ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE YET?
Here’s What You’ll GET. When you Invest in this Program
1. The Applied Posture Riding E-book.
This is the initial 80 page e-book in full color… with all the written information, photos and diagrams you need to become the best rider you can be AND help you get rid of back pain. Hundreds of riders have already completed this program with huge success with out the added details as follows.
2. The Applied Posture Riding Tips on Protecting Your Back as a Horse Owner
This is an 8 page PDF for riders wanting advice on how to protect their back while looking after horses. I suffered from back pain for many years and with my education as a Physiotherapist, I’m qualified to show you this. By following just a few of the tips, you can save thousands of dollars on back pain treatment. This has been a very valuable manual for so many people.
3. The Applied Posture Riding Tips on How to Save Money Owning a Horse
This 11 page PDF shows you how to save money when owning a horse. Horse riding is an expensive sport. I had to save and spend my money wisely. I’ll share simple ways to save money so you can spend it on other things. This package can actually pay for the entire course itself because of the money you’ll save. I don’t believe in expensive bling, but I do like to look the part.
4. The Applied Posture Riding Tips on “Pure Pilates Instruction Manual”
This 13 page PDF file, sold through my Physiotherapy practice to compliment my teaching of Pilates, shows you how to strengthen and improve your abs and lower back (your core) so you get the core stability that makes you a better rider that experiences less pain, so riding becomes even more enjoyable. You will learn a core crunch.
5. The Applied Posture Riding Photo Album Part 1
You get 70 photos taken while filming the DVD. Yours to view as a screen saver, as a poster on your wall, or any way you want. The photos provide an instant visual picture of all the exercises in the DVD and the E-book. Many people find these photos easier to study and copy and they compliment the program well.
6. The Applied Posture Riding Photo Album Part 2
34 more photos taken while filming the DVD and giving Physio riding lesson to some of my students. The positions of many of these photos can be copied to practice as exercises. Remember… these are exercises to be practiced; they’re not riding positions gone wrong. By copying some of the positions… you’ll be able to identify some of your own imbalances or weaknesses.
7. The Riding Muscles and their Function in Riding.
This 8 page PDF has full color photos and a detailed text on the riding muscles. This booklet compliments the DVD training by way of the anatomy pictures. Many riders have found this information easy to follow and not available from any instructors.
8. How to Test Your Riding Muscles For Strength and Flexibility.
These are all standard Physiotherapy muscle tests.
9. The Entire Applied Posture Riding Program ON DVD…Part 1 is 90mins long and Part 2 is 45 mins long. These DVDs will play on players in all regions.
You also get unlimited email support as needed. I am happy to answer any questions about your posture, your pain and your riding. Very many riders take advantage of this and I get many emails from all over the world.
This is what I do for a living and I have come to realize in my travels very few medical people have the knowledge I have as a combination.
I know back pain, I know the posture and I know how to ride.
The cost of this program at $127 (AUD) is less than two physio consults, less than a gym membership and less than 1-2 riding lessons. It is certainly cheaper than a rehab program as well.
It Is Worth It !
I will post the entire program out on DVD and CD.I will also offer a money back guarantee.
If you follow this program for 60 days and feel it was a waste of your money then return it.However I will refund your money if you have contacted me and discussed where you are having problems along the way. I am not interested in scamers.
I know this is a great program and some people need extra support. I am able to provide this so you can achieve your success and you don’t just waste your money.
So do your Riding a favor and buy this program from the secure payment sites.
For security reasons the program is no longer available as a download.
To follow this program you’ll need a big physio exercise ball and some Physio theraband. You can buy these at any sports store or contact me. The e-book and DVDs are NOT sold separately, they only come together, as a package. ALL 10 PARTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE ONE PRICE. IT WILL NOT BE SOLD SEPARATELY
If your not convinced yet and still hesitant then read the success stories from those riders who are already following the program.
Who Needs This Program and Who Doesn’t?
This program can be used to improve your riding skills, enjoyment, and comfort… NO MATTER what discipline or skill level you are….
Dressage Riders will become sensitive, accurate and completely refined with their aids. The sit trot will be easy, and the canter will be elegant. You’ll enjoy a dressage test result.
Jump Riders will achieve a completely stable lower leg and upper body strength. You’ll be balanced for that big drop fence. The water fence will be a dry ride.
Pleasure Riders will enjoy their riding more and be safe, confident and have fun every ride.
Western Riders will learn how to be soft and flexible through the seat and achieve the perfect lope canter.
Beginners and Riders Returning after a Break will train their muscles and posture correctly from the beginning.
Women returning after child birth especially need this core training and confidence.
If you currently ride and want to become a BETTER rider, and you want to be able to ride any horse with skill and confidence, this program will help you achieve that dream.This program will teach you how to ride a horse.
If you have had a break from riding or returning to riding after having children…then you need this program to get you back in the saddle.
If you want to learn the fastest way to improve your skills while riding, so you can enter and compete in events, this program will help you.
If you want to learn how to be stronger, more flexible, more mobile, and more energetic in ALL areas of your life, this program will do that.
If you want to get rid of back pain and save money on ALL those medications or treatments you may be using to manage back pain, this program will help.
If you want to do some quick, easy, fun exercises right in the comfort of your own home… without needing a gym membership, expensive machines, or having to go to classes, this program will help.
Now you can focus on JUST riding and enjoying it more, because your body will be in tune with what you’re doing. You won’t have to consciously “think” about it all the time.
Here’s Why This Program Is Better than Others…
This program has been designed by ME… a practicing Physiotherapist with 30 years of real-life experience helping my clients get results.
Not only that, but I’m a retired elite three day event rider and a Pilate’s educator. I’ve been a horse rider and instructor for many years and have treated and trained 100’s.
So I practice what I preach. I really think it’s important that you know you’re getting advice from someone who knows their stuff.
The program is for ANY horse rider (even a famous Olympic rider can improve their posture)because it emphasizes core training and core stability… and training your riding muscles will help you become a better rider and you’ll be more effective with your aids.
Whether you’re a pleasure rider or you ride in competitions… this program will improve your skills so you enjoy riding more and do better in events.
Anyone who wants to improve their horse riding posture and riding should follow this. You’ll feel stronger, you’ll be able to control your body more, and you’ll look better in the saddle.
It doesn’t matter how big the trot is, or if you’ve had problems with balance at the sit trot, you’ll just sit. In fact the quality of your horse’s paces will improve as a result of YOUR riding because you will be with him not against him…… in all paces.
So What’s The Bottom Line? Why Is This Worth The Money?
I can honestly say this program will not only improve your riding AND your enjoyment, it will save you literally hundreds of dollars. You won’t need as many riding lessons because you’ll be able to train yourself. When you choose to have a riding lesson you will progress much faster rather than get stuck on your posture. (You have trained this yourself).
You won’t need to go to the gym because I’ll show you exactly what you’ll need to do to improve your muscle strength, flexibility, and core stability , in your own home.
You also won’t need expensive over-the-counter treatments for back pain core strength is the best exercise for back pain.
And you’ll no longer have to spend money on taking specialized Pilates classes at your gym, because I’ll be teaching you PURE Pilates!
You’re Literally Saving Hundreds of Dollars!
This Program Saves You A TON of Time As Well!
This program takes less than 30 minutes a day!
This Program will save you from nagging back pain.Did you know that over 80% of horse riders suffer from SOME kind of muscle pain… like lower back or neck pain.
Many of the stretches I teach will help you reduce muscle tightness, increase your joint mobility, and improve flexibility… having a significant impact on your riding..
Not only that, but any kind of headaches you have will be managed with the better posture you get from this program. Joint pain will be less because you won’t “jar up” while riding. And your body will no longer suffer constant stiffness, aches and pain.
No matter if you want to enter competitions and place at the highest level possible… or you just want to totally enjoy riding more than you ever have… this program will give you the skills to go as far as your heart desires. Horseback riding exercises for beginners are overlooked, but not in this program.
Most trainers or coaches will NOT give you this information because they’re simply NOT ABLE TO TEACH IT it! Strengthening exercises for horseback riders are just not available.
I created this program out of my own need to become a better rider. I had to study other top riders AND draw from years of my experience as a Physiotherapist and Pilate’s instructor. Pilates equestrian DVD is a well searched term but not well supplied.
Would you trade ONE lesson with an instructor to get the skills you need to become the absolute best rider you can be? AND… you can use this DVD and e-book forever!
It’s Time To Start Enjoying Your Riding
And ANY Level of Rider Can Use These Techniques!
The truth is… the fastest way to improve your OWN riding skills is to model after someone who has already done it.
Leanne here (photo below) is in the program, already feeling the difference and seeing the results.
Leanne never wanted to jump, was only interested in hacking. Well after 2 months of core training and applying the movement patterns is now jumping 60 cm classes at shows. her new target is 90cm classes and a small ODE. Not only has her strength and balance improved, her confidence is soaring and opening up new areas of riding for her. All because she can now ride so much better. This is her dream not mine. I’m just teaching her how!
The best thing is to copy a program that’s already been proven to work.
That way, you can skip the trial and error… and ONLY spend your time and energy on what WORKS to improve your riding… dropping the rest.
I get hundreds of success stories I get from those who use my information…
I get emails every day with success stories from HAPPY riders who have used this program to improve their riding, become more confident and more skilled and get more pleasure from their riding.
I also enjoy hearing from riders who no longer experience the nagging back pain that USED to stop them riding
And it doesn’t matter if you’re new at riding or you’re a top rider whose been riding for years, ANY rider at ANY level can use this program to improve.
This is because the riding posture is the same for us all ….but every one of us has a different problem holding us back. If every rider fixes THEIR OWN problem then every rider will improve.
Equestrian Pilates has become popular but only if trained by an expert.
Good luck with your riding and enjoy.
Remember to look at yourself before you blame the horse.
Please Note I am available for Workshops . Contact me direct
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