Equestrian Exercises


Let’s Engage YOUR Poll!

Did you know that humans have a poll too?

You can engage your poll in a few simple steps. This week’s exercise can be practiced while sitting in any chair or seat – at home, in the car, or in the tack room! This exercise also builds on Lesson 5 of my Mini Course. If you haven’t seen the Mini Course yet, click here. Your goal with this exercise is to engage your deep neck flexors. All you need is a chair or seat! Pull up a chair or pop a squat on a tack trunk and let’s get started…
A tip for this exercise for equestrian riders: A “double chin” is GOOD!

Enjoy this week’s video below:

Engage YOUR Topline!

Humans have a poll, just like horses. This tip for equestrians helps riders unlock and connect their topline.


Happy Riding!


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About Me:

Hi! I’m Tonya. I’m a Physical Therapist, human and equine functional anatomy expert, business owner, and horsewoman. I have a passion for horses, and in my younger years, the barn became a haven to escape the pressures of the outside world.

A path to becoming a veterinarian to work with horses evolved into a desire to connect human movement to people’s relationships with their horses. I ultimately chose physical therapy to help riders see themselves as athletes and show them how to be the best athletes for their horses.

I live in St. Petersburg, Florida, where I own and run Centaur Physical Therapy.

Every week, I will share a Thursday Tip…

which will be an easy exercise for equestrian riders to practice almost anywhere and anytime. These exercises will help improve your strength and mobility as an equestrian.

Join us next week for another easy exercise you can do at home, the barn, or anywhere you are comfortable!


Join our herd! 

We have a great group of equestrians on Facebook in a private group. In this group we share tips, encourage each other, and connect with other horse lovers! Click Here to join us today!

As an equestrian rider, it can be hard to find exercises that we can practice off the horse that will help our strength in the saddle. I’ve put together a series of seven steps you can take to improve your balance, body awareness, and posture in the saddle. Check it out!


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