Let’s twist together!
As an equestrian, the ability to move your ribcage freely is an important skill.
Remember: We must DIS-engage to RE-engage! This twisty exercise will help you move your ribcage freely, smoothly, and independently. Your ribcage (or your torso) connects your upper body to your lower body – also known as connecting your poll to your seat. When equestrians have a good connection with their own body, it improves their ability to communicate clearly and consistently to their horse.
Enjoy this week’s video below:
Open up that torso!
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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!
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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!