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internet hptoI love this topic. I am an expert on Rider Biomechanics. I love writing about the topic and educating horse riders about their riding posture, about the core, and about injuries. I hope you enjoy reading and learning about The Rider.

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4820068 spineBack Pain is one of the most common problems affecting horse riders. Micro stresses on the spine build up with each episode of lifting or jarring and result in major injury for many horse riders.

In these articles, I have written about the anatomy and mechanics of the spine in relation to horse riding and caring for a horse.

I hope you learn something from these articles and can manage your back pain better and protect yourself against serious injury.

 

shoulder injury websizeShoulder Injuries are common in Horse Riders. Horse Riders seem to ignore minor pain and allow their pain to escalate into a major problem. In these articles, I have endeavored to educate you as a Horse Rider about common shoulder injuries and how to manage them. Don't allow a minor injury to turn into a major injury that will require surgery and a long rehab program. I know how hard that process is.

Please contact me for further information or visit a Physiotherapist. Often a simple stretch or position change can prevent a major problem developing.

 Please contact me for further information or visit a Physiotherapist.

 

 
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The riding posture requires a strong core. Riding requires many more skills than a Pilates routine can give you. Independent isolation movements is a learned skill. Training your body to be symmetrical and synchronized is a learned skill. General exercises will help your riding but my Applied Posture Riding Program will teach you how to train yourself for horse riding.

The Core Muscles are the key to training the Horse Rider.

 
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The older we get the more difficult it is to change habits and movement patterns. Rider Biomechanics is becoming a popular topic. The horse riding posture requires symmetry, strength, length, and endurance in all muscles. The key muscles are the core muscles. As a Physiotherapist, I have knowledge of the posture and biomechanics of the human body.

My experience as an elite rider gives me skills and knowledge in riding. I have also suffered my own injuries and understand the process of rehabilitation. I understand "No Pain No Gain" is not always the best advice. It is more important to understand why you have pain and HOW TO manage it as a horse rider.

The horse riding posture is not a complicated position but it is much more complicated to train a posture on a moving animal than in a static, grounded position. Balance is the key and How To Balance can be learned.

Enjoy the articles and contact me in you have any questions.

DSC 0094Rider Biomechanics is still a relatively new topic in the world of riding. Many riders still believe they need more riding and more riding lessons rather than addressing their riding skills unmounted. The riding posture and riding skills are unlike any other sport. Riding is completely symmetrical in its application to aids and requires you to be skilled and efficient in both your left and your right sides.

This series of articles aims to educate you in the application of rider biomechanics.

anatomy horse webEquine Biomechanics is an evolving topic and becoming very popular amongst trainers of horses. This topic allows riders and trainers to apply better training methods and techniques for better equine performance as well as health.

 Building strength and a topline with weight training are unique to Applied Posture Riding.

2D 2 websizeThis is a program all about the rider. The rider is the key to training a horse well. Good skills come with training a good strong, balance skilled riding posture. The riding posture is influenced by your daily work, your daily habits, as well as injury and age-related changes. Assessment of the unmounted posture gives you a starting point to stretch strengthen and learn movement patterns specific for riding. This is so much more than Pilates for horse riders.